How to remove Delayhold and Delayreleasehold for all my mailboxes

Pratik Shetty 66 Reputation points
2022-08-26T17:13:21.247+00:00

We have delayhold and delayreleasehold applied in our environment. Is there a way to remove across my entire environment from all my mailboxes ?

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  1. Aholic Liang-MSFT 13,741 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-08-29T05:45:30.847+00:00

    Hi anonymous user ,
    According to the official documentation ,applying delay hold means that the actual deletion of the hold is delayed by 30 days to prevent data from being permanently deleted (purged) from the mailbox.

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    However,you could remove DelayHoldApplied or DelayReleaseHoldApplied before it expires through Exchange Online PowerShell.

    You could refer to the following command to get if all mailboxes has the DelayHoldApplied or DelayReleaseHoldApplied .

    Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | FL identity,*HoldApplied*  
    

    And then you could run one (or both) the following commands to remove the delay hold, depending on which property you want to change:

    Set-Mailbox <username> -RemoveDelayHoldApplied  
    

    or

    Set-Mailbox <username> -RemoveDelayReleaseHoldApplied  
    

    If you want to remove them all at once from all mailboxes, you could refer to running one or both of the following commands:

    Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Set-Mailbox  -RemoveDelayHoldApplied  
    

    or

    Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Set-Mailbox  - RemoveDelayReleaseHoldApplied   
    

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