Deleting policies

You can delete policy and policy settings documents from the Domino® Administrator.

About this task

Use this procedure to delete policy and policy settings documents.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, click the Configuration tab, and then open the Policies > Hierarchy view.
  2. Select the policy or settings document you want to delete.
  3. Click Tools > Policies > Delete.


Results vary depending on the type of policy document you delete.
Table 1. Policy and policy settings document deletion results



Explicit policy

An Administration Process request searches the Person documents of all users in the domain and deletes all references to the deleted policy.

Organizational policy

Deletes the policy document from the Domino® Directory. All settings documents named in the deleted policy remain intact.

Settings document

Deletes the settings document from the Domino® Directory. Deletes references to the policy settings document from all policy documents.