10-18-2019 01:48 PM
10-18-2019 01:48 PM
I'm unable to delete any SharePoint site. When I attempt to delete I get a popup window (see attached) saying:
Can't delete site
A compliance policy is currently blocking this site deletion
We have only one retention policy and no DLP. The default retention policy is saving everything forever.
How do I delete sites in SharePoint?
I was able to locate two similar issues like this on the community but neither had a good answer other than contact MS Support.
10-18-2019 10:01 PM
10-22-2019 01:14 PM
@Chris WebbThanks for the quick response. The SharePoint site I'm trying to delete is included in the exclude list. Additionally, since that didn't work I turned off retention for all SharePoint sites. That was over 72 hours ago and I'm still unable to delete any sites. The sites I'm trying to delete are not connected to an Office 365 account. Also, there is an error showing on the retention policy page stating:
It's taking longer than expected to deploy the policy. It might take an additional 2 hours to update the final deployment status, so check back in a couple of hours.
This message appeared shortly after I turned retention off for SharePoint sites. It has not updated/changed and the sites still can't be deleted. These changes are being made from a Global Administrator account.
I have a ticket open with Microsoft Support and they are responding however they don't seem to understand that the sites are not included in a retention policy as of 72+ hours ago.
10-22-2019 01:34 PM
02-27-2020 03:22 AM
I have the same scenario, however i have 1500+ sites to be cleaned up which are Empty after an migration. How do i approach this, it s not easy to exclude manually all the 1500+ sites.
Is there any Best practice to include the sites or exclude ? The sites should only be deleted by Global admin account not by users or others?
Any suggestions would be Appreciated!