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Remove-OwaVirtualDirectory

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange Server 2016.

Use the Remove-OwaVirtualDirectory cmdlet to remove Outlook on the web virtual directories from Internet Information Services (IIS) on Exchange servers.

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

Remove-OwaVirtualDirectory -Identity <VirtualDirectoryIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example removes the specified Outlook on the web virtual directory from the default IIS website on the Exchange server named EXCH01.

Remove-OwaVirtualDirectory -Identity "EXCH01\owa (Default Web site)"

You might be required to use the Remove-OwaVirtualDirectory cmdlet in the following situations:

  • The Get-OwaVirtualDirectory cmdlet detects an Outlook on the web virtual directory deleted in IIS but not deleted in Active Directory. These abandoned Outlook on the web virtual directory objects are known as Active Directory orphans. We recommend that you remove these orphans by using the Remove-OwaVirtualDirectory cmdlet.

  • You are troubleshooting an Outlook on the web configuration issue that requires you to delete the existing Outlook on the web virtual directory and then re-create the Outlook on the web virtual directory.

    CautionCaution:
    Remove-OwaVirtualDirectory permanently removes an Outlook on the web virtual directory or directories. When you use this cmdlet, make sure that you don't accidentally delete the default Outlook on the web virtual directory.

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 "Outlook on the web virtual directories" entry in the Clients and mobile devices permissions topic.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.VirtualDirectoryIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the Outlook on the web virtual directory that you want to remove.

You can use any value that uniquely identifies the virtual directory. For example:

  • Name or <Server>\Name

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • GUID

The Name value uses the syntax "<VirtualDirectoryName> (<WebsiteName>)" from the properties of the virtual directory. You can specify the wildcard character (*) instead of the default website by using the syntax <VirtualDirectoryName>*.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm switch specifies whether to show or hide the confirmation prompt. How this switch affects the cmdlet depends on if the cmdlet requires confirmation before proceeding.

  • Destructive cmdlets (for example, Remove-* cmdlets) have a built-in pause that forces you to acknowledge the command before proceeding. For these cmdlets, you can skip the confirmation prompt by using this exact syntax: -Confirm:$false.

  • Most other cmdlets (for example, New-* and Set-* cmdlets) don't have a built-in pause. For these cmdlets, specifying the Confirm switch without a value introduces a pause that forces you acknowledge the command before proceeding.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example, dc01.contoso.com.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf switch simulates the actions of the command. You can use this switch to view the changes that would occur without actually applying those changes. You don't need to specify a value with this 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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