Automatic Deletion Settings : When does a site becomes unused?


  • Hi,

    We want to use the Automatic deletion feature for site collections. Can someone tell me how long it takes before a site collection gets the status unused?

    And if the site is deleted does it go to the SPdeletedsites or is it deleted right away?

    Kind regards,
    Guy Jansegers

    Freitag, 13. Juli 2018 11:34


  • Hi Guy,

    1. The date will be 90 days after site collection creation by default or you can set your own time amount.

    You can edit this settings in Central Administration > Application Management > Site Use Confirmation and Deletion, you can see “Start sending notification xx days after site collection creation or use is confirmed.”

    2. Automatic deletion feature permanently delete the site collection right away.

    Here is an article about how to manage unused site collections in SP Server:

    Best regards,

    Allen Bai

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    Montag, 16. Juli 2018 08:30