Allow the ability to delete a retention label definition in S&C Center if 'Record' classification
If you've created a retention label in the Security & Compliance Center and have checked the 'Use label to classify content as a "Record"' checkbox, I would like the ability to delete the label under certain circumstances. If I've never used it, it's not published in any policy, I should be able to delete it. I've set up several "test" labels with this checkbox checked and there is no way (either thru the UI or thru PowerShell) to delete the label definition. Example: if you create a retention label and select the 'record' checkbox, save it and then immediately try to delete it, you will NOT be able to.
100% agree - it is bizarre that Record Type labels that are not in use (or were test labels) cannot be deleted... And no warnings are given whilst defining the label - sloppy MS
Agreed - if the label is unused, it should be removable. I had to get Microsoft to delete several labels from our tenancy through the back end which I had created while troubleshooting another bug with their retention area. It makes no sense NOT to allow label deletion for labels which have not been used.
Martin Allard commented
Same for me, if no files ever got a retention label marked as a record, there is no reason to prevent deletion of this label. Further more, the information tip related to the "Is Record" option is misleading as it only mentions that files can no longer be deleted, not the label it self.
Same for me. I've created some test label with 'Use label to classify content as a "Record"' checked, but never used it. I'm not able to delete these labels anymore. From UX perspective, it's quite frustrating that you can create items, but not edit or remove them anymore, even if you're an admin. Please fix this Microsoft.
Joanne Klein commented
Note: this also happens if a retention label is defined "based on an event". As soon as you save the label, you can no longer delete it.