FIX: Parameter Preview is not a valid URL option for cmdlet New-ComplianceSearchAction

Security and compliance center in Office 365.

In my previous post I explain how to set the permissions for a content search in the Security and Compliance center in Office 365. Well, I got this error after setting my permissions.

“Parameter Preview is not a valid URL option for cmdlet New-ComplianceSearchAction.”

Parameter Preview is not a valid URL option for cmdlet New-ComplianceSearchAction.
Parameter Preview is not a valid URL option for cmdlet New-ComplianceSearchAction.

Have you just added the permissions and are you trying it right after? Then wait at least 2 hours and try again. It takes a while before the roles are added to your account.

With me it did not work after a few hours and I decided to test some things.


Let’s get you the right permissions to run New-ComplianceSearchAction.

You would expect that as an eDiscovery Administrator you have more rights, right? Unfortunately, it turned out to be less true for me.
When I open the Administrator rights, I also see all my colleagues as eDiscovery Administrator (Behind the red area in the screenshot).
Okay, that does not work for everyone.

Parameter Preview is not a valid URL option for cmdlet New-ComplianceSearchAction.
Parameter Preview is not a valid URL option for cmdlet New-ComplianceSearchAction.

The eDiscovery role is split into 2 groups:
Manager
Administrator
I removed myself from the Administrator role and added to the Manager role, and 15 minutes later I could see my Content Search results.

Parameter Preview is not a valid URL option for cmdlet New-ComplianceSearchAction.
Parameter Preview is not a valid URL option for cmdlet New-ComplianceSearchAction.

Frankly, I do not know the big difference between these two (yet). I would expect the manager to be a role in allocating the administrator permissions, but it seems that this is not the case.

Do you know what it does? Please leave a comment for others.


The complete error message.

The complete error message for those who search for a different part of the error message.

Parameter Preview is not a valid URL option for cmdlet New-ComplianceSearchAction
Request: /api/ComplianceSearchAction
Status code: 500
Exception: System.ArgumentException
Diagnostic information: {Version:16.00.2682.006,Environment:WEUPROD,DeploymentId:7deb614ab723416aa8242d781f6fc114,InstanceId:WebRole_IN_1,SID:058401b2-961c-4cc2-ab86-5468e84cd160,CID:cbc4dfae-1509-4f5c-b561-b2b34d359cff}
Time: 2018-11-08T11:42:19.4062596Z

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Bas Wijdenes

My name is Bas Wijdenes and I work full-time as a Services Engineer. In my spare time I write about the error messages that I encounter during my work. Furthermore, I am currently occupied with Office 365, Azure infra, and PowerShell for automating daily tasks.

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