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Search for and delete messages in Exchange Server does not delete the messages RRS feed

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    I've created a search targeting mailboxes holding the problem messages. The search found 12 problem emails. Once the action shows to be 100% complete I go ahead and retrieve the results property of the purge action. The result is 0.

    What am i doing wrong?

    (Get-ComplianceSearch -Identity '00113792').Items

    12

    New-ComplianceSearchAction -SearchName "00113792" -Purge -PurgeType softdelete

    Name           SearchName Action      JobEndTime            Status
    ----           ---------- ------ -----            ----------            ------
    00113792_Purge 00113792   Purge   9/16/2020 10:25:56 PM Starting

    Get-ComplianceSearchAction -Identity "00113792_Purge" |format-table SearchName, JobStartTime, JobProgress, Status -AutoSize

    SearchName JobStartTime          JobProgress Status   
    ---------- ------------          ----------- ------   
    00113792   9/17/2020 12:17:35 AM         100 Completed

    (Get-ComplianceSearchAction -Identity 00113792_Purge).Results

    Purge Type: SoftDelete; Item count: 0; Total size 0; Details: {}

    Thanks,

    Alexis

    Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:30 AM