Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 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, it 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 does not affect whether you can move, delete, or rename the folder, or whether the folder has a quota or policy statement that is displayed in Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Web Access.

To run the Remove-ManagedContentSettings cmdlet, 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.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the name, distinguished name, or GUID of the managed folder mailbox policy.




The Confirm parameter 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 parameter.




To specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that retrieves data from the Active Directory directory service, include the DomainController parameter in the command.




The WhatIf parameter instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf parameter, 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 parameter.


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In this example, the Remove-ManagedContentSettings command is used to delete the managed content settings named "MyManagedContentSettings."

Remove-ManagedContentSettings -Identity MyManagedContentSettings