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This site has a compliance policy set to block deletion.
Can’t delete site
A compliance policy is currently blocking this site deletion
Note: Usually this indicates that the retention policy is enabled for this site which we want to delete
1 Delete the Group from Microsoft 365 admin center
Give it one or two days.
If the site is still in “SharePoint admin center” -> “Active sites” we can try to disable “Retention Policy” for awhile
Warning: Before go ahead and disabling Retention Policy, make sure you understand the risks and what you are doing.
4 Find the Retention Policy which covers the SharePoint site, disable it
Wait 10 minutes to 1 hour, go back to to “SharePoint admin center” and check “Active sites” and “Deleted sites”, the site should end up in the “Deleted sites”
Do not forget to enable “Retention Policy” again for the SharePoint Site!