How to Remove a Journal Rule

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Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2007-02-08

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to remove an existing journal rule on a computer that has the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport server role installed.

For more information about journaling, see Overview of Journaling.

If you remove a journal rule from a Hub Transport server, the journal rule will be removed from the whole Exchange 2007 organization.

To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization Administrator role

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

In the Exchange Management Console, you can remove journal rules by following this procedure.

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console on the Hub Transport server.

  2. In the console tree, click Organization Configuration, and then click Hub Transport.

  3. In the result pane, click the Journaling tab.

  4. Right-click the journal rule that you want to remove, and then click Remove.

  5. Click Yes to confirm that you want to remove the journal rule.

In the Exchange Management Shell, you can remove journal rules by using the following syntax:

Remove-JournalRule <GUID or journal rule name>

Use the WhatIf parameter to verify that the results of the operation are what you expect. For more information about the WhatIf parameter, see WhatIf, Confirm, and ValidateOnly Parameters.

  1. Run the following command to see how journal rules will be affected without making any modifications:

    Remove-JournalRule "Brokerage Journal Rule" -WhatIf
  2. Run the following command to remove the journal rule:

    Remove-JournalRule "Brokerage Journal Rule"

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