How to Disable Outlook Anywhere

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


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

Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-30

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to disable Outlook Anywhere for your organization.

If you want to disable Outlook Anywhere access for your whole organization, you must disable it on each computer that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 that has the Client Access server role installed that is enabled for Outlook Anywhere in all sites for your organization. However, you can disable access to Exchange mailbox servers on a site-to-site basis by disabling Outlook Anywhere only on each Client Access server that is in the site that you want to be disabled for Outlook Anywhere access.

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the Exchange Organization Administrator role.

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

  1. In the Exchange Management console tree, expand Server Configuration, and then click Client Access.

  2. In the action pane, click Disable Outlook Anywhere.

  3. Click Yes on the confirmation message when you are asked if you want to disable Outlook Anywhere for this server.

  1. Run the following command:

    disable-OutlookAnywhere -Server:'ServerName'

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Disable-OutlookAnywhere.


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