Delete audience rules

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-08

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that:

  • You have read the topic Manage audiences.

  • Your system is running either the Standard or Enterprise version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.


    Audiences managers must have read access to the Shared Services Provider (SSP) administration site, and must have the Manage Audiences permission enabled.

You can delete audience rules to expand or reduce the membership of an audience. If an audience must satisfy all rules, deleting an audience rule expands the membership. If an audience can satisfy any of the rules, deleting an audience rule reduces the membership.

Audience rules are deleted when the business need for targeting content requires that the membership of a list be expanded or reduced. If the audience itself is no longer needed, you should delete the whole audience and not just the audience rules. For more information about deleting audiences, see Delete audience.


After you delete an audience rule, you must recompile the audience for the membership to be updated. Audiences will continue to include audiences matching deleted rules until compilation is complete.

Delete audience rule

Use the following procedure to delete an audience rule.

Delete audience rule

  1. On the Shared Services Administration home page, in the Audiences section, click Audiences.

  2. On the Manage Audiences page, click View audiences.

  3. On the View Audiences page, click the audience with the rule that you want to delete, and then click View Properties.

  4. On the View Audience Properties page, in the Audience Rules section, click the rule that you want to delete.

  5. Click the Delete button.

  6. In the warning dialog box that appears, click OK.