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Enable-OutlookProtectionRule

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online

Topic Last Modified: 2014-03-14

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange Server 2013 and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other.

Use the Enable-OutlookProtectionRule cmdlet to enable an existing Outlook protection rule.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Syntax.

Enable-OutlookProtectionRule -Identity <RuleIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example enables the Outlook protection rule Project Contoso.

Enable-OutlookProtectionRule -Identity "Project Contoso"

Outlook protection rules are used to automatically Information Rights Management (IRM)-protect messages using a Rights Management Services (RMS) template before the message is sent. However, Outlook protection rules don't inspect message content. To rights-protect messages based on message content, use transport protection rules. For more information, see Outlook protection rules.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Information Rights Management (IRM) configuration" entry in the Messaging policy and compliance permissions topic.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.MessagingPolicies.Rules.Tasks.RuleIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the name of the rule being enabled.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm switch causes the command to pause processing and requires you to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. You don't have to specify a value with the Confirm switch.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange 2013.

The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf switch.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

 
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