Get SharePoint site policies using PowerShell
Site Policies in SharePoint can be used to have a better governance as the platform is growing. Storage is expensive, so if you let your (unused) sites just “sitting there“, then it’s not a good use of money is it?
If you need more information about Site Policies, start with an Overview of site policies in SharePoint Server.
In this blog post, we are going to use PnP PowerShell to retrieve site policies that are applied in SharePoint Online site collections.
Create the PowerShell script
With PnP PowerShell, we use the
Get-PnPSitePolicy to retrieve the policies applied to a site collection.
BUT, we also need a list of the Site Collections don’t we? 😉 So we’ll also need to use the
We will create an array (called
$Results), and loop through each Site Collection while using the
When we run the script, it works fine. However, what happens if there’s a Site Collection you do not have access to? 🤔
Well… We have a lovely red message on the console with error 401. And personally, I don’t like to see a bunch of red lines on my console!
Add error handling
Run the script
Should we have a look at the results? Yes! Save the script in your location of choice, and let’s run it. Error handling is already much better!