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Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

Use the Clear-ActiveSyncDevice cmdlet to delete all data from a mobile phone.

Clear-ActiveSyncDevice -Identity <ActiveSyncDeviceIdParameter> [-Cancel <SwitchParameter>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-NotificationEmailAddresses <MultiValuedProperty>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the device that you want to reset.




The Cancel parameter specifies whether the command should be canceled. If you use the Cancel parameter, a cancellation request is issued for the remote device wipe.




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.




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




The NotificationEmailAddresses parameter specifies the notification e-mail address for the remote device wipe confirmation.




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.

The Clear-ActiveSyncDevice cmdlet deletes all user data from a mobile phone the next time that the device receives data from the server running Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. This cmdlet sets the DeviceWipeStatus parameter to $true. The mobile phone acknowledges the cmdlet and records the time stamp in the DeviceWipeAckTime parameter.

After you run this cmdlet, you receive a warning that states: "This command will force all the data on the device to be permanently deleted. Do you want to continue?" You must respond to the warning for the cmdlet to run on the mobile phone.

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 "Exchange ActiveSync user settings" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.

Parameter Type Description



This is the time stamp that indicates when the remote device wipe task was set.

Error Description



Exceptions Description



This example clears all data from the mobile phone with the Identity WM_JeffHay.

Clear-ActiveSyncDevice -Identity WM_JeffHay

This example clears all data from the mobile phone for Tony Smith and sends a confirmation e-mail message to tony@contoso.com.

Clear-ActiveSyncDevice -Identity WM_TonySmith -NotificationEmailAddresses "tony@contoso.com"

This example cancels a previously sent Clear-ActiveSyncDevice command request for Tony Smith's mobile phone.

Clear-ActiveSyncDevice -Identity WM_TonySmith -Cancel $true
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