Remove-UnifiedAuditLogRetentionPolicy

This cmdlet is available only in Security & Compliance Center PowerShell. For more information, see Security & Compliance Center PowerShell.

Use the Remove-UnifiedAuditLogRetentionPolicy cmdlet to delete audit log retention policies from the Microsoft 365 Defender portal or the Microsoft 365 compliance center.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax.

Syntax

Remove-UnifiedAuditLogRetentionPolicy
      [-Identity] <PolicyIdParameter>
      [-Confirm]
      [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
      [-ForceDeletion]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

It might take up to 30 minutes for the policy to be completely removed. For more information, see Manage audit log retention policies.

To use this cmdlet in Security & Compliance Center PowerShell, you need to be assigned permissions. For more information, see Permissions in the Microsoft 365 Defender portal or Permissions in the Microsoft 365 compliance center.

Examples

Example 1

Remove-UnifiedAuditLogRetentionPolicy -Identity "SearchQueryPerformed by app@sharepoint"

This example deletes the audit log retention policy named "SearchQueryPerformed by app@sharepoint".

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:Security & Compliance Center
-DomainController

This parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.

Type:Fqdn
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Security & Compliance Center
-ForceDeletion

The ForceDeletion switch forces the removal of the policy. 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:Security & Compliance Center
-Identity

The Identity parameter specifies the audit log retention policy that you want to delete. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the policy. For example:

  • Name
  • Distingished name (DN)
  • GUID
Type:PolicyIdParameter
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Security & Compliance Center
-WhatIf

The WhatIf switch doesn't work in Security & Compliance Center PowerShell.

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

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