Unable to delete Virtual Network due to 'invisible' service links

AshleyGrant-2167 0 Reputation points

Hello Community,

I am trying to delete a Virtual Network, having deleted all associated resources, but I am unable to do so. I receive the following error message:

Failed to delete virtual network ''. Error: Subnet {subnetname} is in use by /subscriptions/{subscriptionid}/resourceGroups/Wordpress/providers/Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/{vnetname}/subnets/{subnetname}/serviceAssociationLinks/{servicelinkid} and cannot be deleted. In order to delete the subnet, delete all the resources within the subnet. See aka.ms/deletesubnet.


I've seen many reports on the Community forums reporting the same issue and I believe that the only way to resolve is for Microsoft to remove the errored link from the backend and that I am unable to resolve that myself within the Azure portal.

If that is the case, I'm looking for a Microsoft rep. to respond and help me out with that.

Thanks very much.

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Azure Virtual Network
An Azure networking service that is used to provision private networks and optionally to connect to on-premises datacenters.
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  1. KapilAnanth-MSFT 40,336 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Ashley Grant ,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Q&A Platform. Thank you for reaching out & I hope you are doing well.

    I have initiated a private chat with you, addressing the next steps on how to get this SAL removed.



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