Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP2, Exchange Server 2010 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Use the Remove-JournalRule cmdlet to remove an existing journal rule on a Hub Transport server.

remove-journalrule -Identity <RuleIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-LawfulInterception <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The Remove-JournalRule cmdlet removes the specified journal rule from Active 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 "Journaling" entry in the Messaging Policy and Compliance Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the rule to be removed. Enter either the GUID or the name of the journal rule. You can omit the parameter label.




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.




This parameter is available for multi-tenant deployments. It isn't available for on-premises deployments. For more information about multi-tenant deployments, see Multi-Tenant Support.

The LawfulInterception parameter specifies that the rule to be removed has lawful interception enabled. If a journal rule has lawful interception enabled, you can't remove that rule unless you specify this parameter.




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.

This example removes the journal rule Brokerage Communications that's no longer needed.

Remove-JournalRule "Brokerage Communications"