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Exchange 2010

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

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Use the Remove-ManagedContentSettings cmdlet to delete managed content settings from a managed folder.

Remove-ManagedContentSettings -Identity <ELCContentSettingsIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

When managed content settings are removed from a managed folder, the folder effectively ceases to be a managed folder, and folder contents are no longer under messaging records management (MRM). Removing managed content settings disables any retention and journaling policies for the folder. It doesn't affect whether you can move, delete, or rename the folder, or whether the folder has a quota or policy statement that's displayed in Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Office Outlook Web App.

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.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the name, distinguished name (DN), or GUID of the managed content settings.




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 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 deletes the managed content settings MyManagedContentSettings.

Remove-ManagedContentSettings -Identity MyManagedContentSettings
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