Deleting Retention Policy Enabled Sharepoint Sub Sites

Office 365 Security Owner todayJuly 29, 2019 47 5

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Creating sub sites is a way for all site owners to test certain programs and theories that they have cooking up. But if you have enabled Retention policy from the compliance and security portal then you might find some difficulty in deleting sub sites. Some users have reported that same issue too. So here is how you can delete sub sites whilst having Retention Policy enabled.

Deleting Retention Policy Enabled SharePoint Sub Sites

  1. The following PowerShell script is used to make an exception in the famous Retention Policy:
#M365 Global Admin Credential 
$UserCredential = Get-Credential
#Connect to Office 365 Security & Compliance Center
$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.compliance.protection.outlook.com/powershell-liveid/ -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
Import-PSSession $Session -DisableNameChecking
#list of Sharepoint Sites for RTP exception
$Sites = Import-Csv C:\Sites.csv
#Add Sites in RTP Exception 
$Sites | foreach 
{Set-RetentionCompliancePolicy -AddSharePointLocationException $_.Site -Identity "Sharepoint_Onedrive Retentions"}
#Remove-PSSession $Session

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