Remove a Role Entry from a Role
Applies to: Exchange Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-03
Management role entries on a management role determine what cmdlets and parameters are available on a management role. By removing role entries or parameters on a role entry, you can restrict what users assigned the management role can perform. For more information about management role entries in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, see Understanding Management Roles.
Looking for other management tasks related to roles? Check out Advanced Permissions.
Estimated time to complete each procedure: 5 minutes
You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "Management roles" entry in the Role Management Permissions topic.
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When you remove a role entry from a role, you remove the ability for users assigned that role to access the associated cmdlet or script.
Use the following syntax to remove an entire management role entry from a role.
Remove-ManagementRoleEntry <management role>\<management role entry>
This example removes the Enable-MailUser cmdlet from the Seattle Server Administrators role.
Remove-ManagementRoleEntry "Seattle Server Administrators\Enable-MailUser"
For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Remove-ManagementRoleEntry.
When you remove multiple role entries from a role, you remove the ability for users assigned that role to access the associated cmdlets or scripts.
To remove multiple role entries from a role, you need to retrieve the list of role entries to remove using the Get-ManagementRoleEntry cmdlet. Then you need to pipe the output to the Remove-ManagementRoleEntry cmdlet. You can use wildcard characters with the Get-ManagementRoleEntry cmdlet to match multiple role entries. It's a good idea to use the WhatIf switch to verify that you're removing the correct role entries. Use the following syntax.
Get-ManagementRoleEntry <management role>\<role entry with wildcard character> | Remove-ManagementRoleEntry -WhatIf
This example removes all the role entries that contain the word journal from the Seattle Server Administrators role.
Get-ManagementRoleEntry "Seattle Server Administrators\*Journal*" | Remove-ManagementRoleEntry -WhatIf
When you run the command with the WhatIf switch, the cmdlet returns a list of all the role entries that would be removed. If the list looks correct, run the command again without the WhatIf switch to remove the role entries.
Get-ManagementRoleEntry "Seattle Server Administrators\*Journal*" | Remove-ManagementRoleEntry
When you remove parameters from a role entry on a role, those parameters are no longer available to users assigned the role.
Use the following syntax to remove parameters from a role entry.
Set-ManagementRoleEntry <management role>\<role entry> -Parameters <parameter 1>,<parameter 2...> -RemoveParameter
This example removes the MaxSafeSenders, MaxSendSize, SecondaryAddress, and UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults parameters from the Set-Mailbox role entry on the Seattle Server Administrators role.
Set-ManagementRoleEntry "Seattle Server Administrators\Set-Mailbox" -Parameters MaxSafeSenders,MaxSendSize,SecondaryAddress,UseDatabaseQuotaDefaults -RemoveParameter
For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-ManagementRoleEntry.