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Applies to: Exchange Server 2013 Preview

Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-12

Use the Disable-OutlookAnywhere cmdlet to disable Outlook Anywhere on a computer running Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Preview.

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

We don't recommend disabling Outlook Anywhere. If you disable Outlook Anywhere, clients using Microsoft Outlook won't be able to connect.

            Disable-OutlookAnywhere [-Server <ServerIdParameter>] <COMMON PARAMETERS>

            Disable-OutlookAnywhere -Identity <VirtualDirectoryIdParameter> <COMMON PARAMETERS>

            COMMON PARAMETERS: [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example disables Outlook Anywhere on the Client Access server CAS01.

Disable-OutlookAnywhere -Server:CAS01

This example disables Outlook Anywhere on the Client Access server exch01 by specifying the Identity and Confirm parameters.

Disable-OutlookAnywhere -Identity:"exch01\rpc (Default Web Site)" -Confirm:$false 

The Disable-OutlookAnywhere cmdlet disables Outlook Anywhere on the Exchange 2013 Preview server. This prevents the server from accepting requests from Outlook clients by using Outlook Anywhere.

When you run this cmdlet, it can take as long as an hour for the settings to become effective, depending on how long it takes for Active Directory to replicate.

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 Anywhere configuration settings" entry in the Clients and Mobile Devices Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the virtual directory that you want to disable.




The Confirm switch can be used to suppress the confirmation prompt that appears by default when this cmdlet is run. To suppress the confirmation prompt, use the syntax -Confirm:$False. You must include a colon ( : ) in the syntax.




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




The Server parameter specifies the name of the Client Access server to be disabled for Outlook Anywhere.




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.