Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-23

You can delete a user policy or site policy. The global policy cannot be removed. If you try to delete the global policy, Lync Server 2013 automatically resets the policy to the default values.

If you enabled Microsoft Exchange integration for your deployment, Exchange policies control whether archiving is enabled for the users who are homed on Exchange 2013 and have their mailboxes put on In-Place Hold. For details, see Setting Up Policies for Archiving When Using Exchange Server Integration in the Deployment documentation.

To delete a user or site policy for archiving

  1. From a user account that is assigned to the CsArchivingAdministrator or CsAdministrator role, log on to any computer in your internal deployment.

  2. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Lync Server Control Panel. For details about the different methods you can use to start Lync Server Control Panel, see Open Lync Server Administrative Tools.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Monitoring and Archiving, and then click Archiving Policy.

  4. In the list of archiving policies, click the user or site policy that you want to delete, click Edit, and then click Delete.

  5. Click Commit.

Removing Archiving Policies by Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

Archiving policies can be deleted by using Windows PowerShell and the Remove-CsArchivingPolicy cmdlet. This cmdlet can be run either from the Lync Server 2013 Management Shell or from a remote session of Windows PowerShell. For details about using remote Windows PowerShell to connect to Lync Server, see the Lync Server Windows PowerShell blog article "Quick Start: Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Using Remote PowerShell" at

To remove a specified archiving policy

  • As an example, Remove-CsArchivingPolicy deletes the policy with the Identity site:Redmond. Note that, when a policy configured at the site scope is deleted, users previously managed by the site policy will automatically be governed by the global archiving policy instead. The following command removes the archiving applied to the Redmond site:

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    Remove-CsArchivingPolicy -Identity site:Redmond

To remove all the archiving policies applied to the per-user scope

  • This command removes all the archiving policies applied to the per-user scope:

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    Get-CsArchivingPolicy -Filter "tag:*" | Remove-CsArchivingPolicy

To remove all the archiving policies that disable internal archiving

  • This command removes all the archiving policies where internal archiving has been disabled:

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    Get-CsArchivingPolicy | Where-Object {$_.ArchiveInternal -eq $False} | Remove-CsArchivingPolicy

For more information, see the help topic for the Remove-CsArchivingPolicy cmdlet.

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