Remove-RetentionComplianceRule

This cmdlet is available only in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center. For more information, see Office 365 Security & Compliance Center PowerShell (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt587091.aspx).

Use the Remove-RetentionComplianceRule cmdlet to remove retention rules from the Security & Compliance Center.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb123552.aspx).

Syntax

Remove-RetentionComplianceRule
      [-Identity] <PolicyIdParameter>
      [-Confirm]
      [-ForceDeletion]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

Removing a retention rule causes the release of all Exchange mailbox and SharePoint site retentions that are associated with the rule. Removing a retention rule also causes the corresponding retention policy to become invalid, so you should remove it by using the Remove-RetentionCompliancePolicy cmdlet.

You need to be assigned permissions in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center before you can use this cmdlet. For more information, see Permissions in Office 365 Security & Compliance Center (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=511920).

Examples

-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

Remove-RetentionComplianceRule -Identity "One Year Standard"

This example removes the retention rule named "One Year Standard".

Parameters

-Confirm

The Confirm switch specifies whether to show or hide the confirmation prompt. How this switch affects the cmdlet depends on if the cmdlet requires confirmation before proceeding.

  • Destructive cmdlets (for example, Remove-* cmdlets) have a built-in pause that forces you to acknowledge the command before proceeding. For these cmdlets, you can skip the confirmation prompt by using this exact syntax: -Confirm:$false.

  • Most other cmdlets (for example, New-* and Set-* cmdlets) don't have a built-in pause. For these cmdlets, specifying the Confirm switch without a value introduces a pause that forces you acknowledge the command before proceeding.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Office 365 Security & Compliance Center
-ForceDeletion

The ForceDeletion switch forces the removal of the retention rule. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Office 365 Security & Compliance Center
-Identity

The Identity parameter specifies the retention rule to remove. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the rule. For example:

  • Name

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • GUID

Type:PolicyIdParameter
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Office 365 Security & Compliance Center
-WhatIf

The WhatIf switch doesn't work in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

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