I have a client who could no longer moves sites using the SharePoint content organizer due to the fact that the enterprise features were enabled, with the enterprise features enabled on all sites, the Drop Off Library prevents sites from being moved. Unfortunately, simply disabling the Content Organizer feature does not correct the problem, you have to actually delete the library.
You can’t delete the Drop Off Library even after you disable the Content Organizer feature.
Use powershell to disable the Content Organizer feature, allow deletion of the Drop off Library, and then delete the Drop Off Library.
Do not run this script without careful testing in a lab!!!
$url = "http://sharepoint/hr/"
$feature = Get-SPFeature "DocumentRouting"
Write-Host "Feature ID for Content Organizer is called "$feature.DisplayName
$site = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite($url)
foreach ($web in $site.AllWebs)
Write-Host "Subsite: " $web.Title
Write-Host " -Feature" $feature.DisplayName "Found in " $web.Title
Disable-SPFeature $feature -Url $web.Url -Force -Confirm:$false
Write-Host " -Feature" $feature.DisplayName "Disabled"
$list = $web.Lists["DROP OFF LIBRARY"]
Write-Host " -Drop Off Library not found";
Write-Host " -"$list " was found in web" $web
$list.AllowDeletion = $true;
Write-Host " -"$list " Deleted"
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Ulysses Ludwig is a SharePoint architect with over 16 years in the IT and computer industry. Ulysses' primary focus is SharePoint but he dabbles in the latest web technologies and likes to develop software in his spare time.
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