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Remove a Sharing Policy

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

When you remove a sharing policy, the policy object is permanently removed from Active Directory. If you want to prevent a sharing policy from being used, but retain the policy definition, you can disable the policy instead of removing it. When you disable a sharing policy, users won't be able to use federated sharing with recipients from the domains specified in the policy.

Before you remove a sharing policy, you must remove the policy from all users who have the policy applied. You can remove a sharing policy from a user.

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The default sharing policy applies to all mailbox users who don't have an explicit sharing policy applied. The default sharing policy is enabled by default, and allows users to share availability (free/busy) information with recipients in all external domains.

Looking for other management tasks related to sharing policies? Check out Managing Federated Sharing.

Make sure no users are provisioned to use the policy. For details, see Apply a Sharing Policy to Mailboxes.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Sharing policies" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

  1. In the console tree, navigate to Organization Configuration > Mailbox.
  2. In the result pane, click the Sharing Policy tab, and then select the sharing policy that you want to remove.
  3. In the action pane, click Remove. A dialog box appears asking if you want to remove the sharing policy. Click Yes.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Sharing policies" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

This example removes the sharing policy Fabrikam.

Remove-SharingPolicy -Identity Fabrikam

This example removes the sharing policy Contoso and suppresses the confirmation that you want to remove the policy.

Remove-SharingPolicy -Identity Contoso -Confirm

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Remove-SharingPolicy.

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