Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

Use the Stop-ManagedFolderAssistant cmdlet to immediately stop messaging records management (MRM) from processing users' mailboxes on the specified servers.

Stop-ManagedFolderAssistant [-Identity <ServerIdParameter>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

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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 Identity parameter specifies the names of servers on which the managed folder assistant is to be stopped. If a server isn't specified, the managed folder assistant on the local server is stopped.




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 managed folder assistant uses the managed folder mailbox policy settings of users to process mailbox items for retention and journaling as needed. Use the Stop-ManagedFolderAssistant cmdlet to stop the managed folder assistant as soon as processing of the current mailbox is completed.

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 "Messaging records management" entry in the Messaging Policy and Compliance Permissions topic.

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This example executes the Stop-ManagedFolderAssistant command without parameters. The managed folder assistant is stopped as soon as processing of the current mailbox is completed on the current server.


This example stops the managed folder assistant on the servers ExchSrvr1 and Exchsrvr2.

Stop-ManagedFolderAssistant -Identity ExchSrvr1, Exchsrvr2