Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

Topic Last Modified: 2017-04-14

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange Server 2016.

Use the Remove-EdgeSubscription cmdlet to remove Edge Subscription from the Exchange organization and from the subscribed Edge Transport server.

Remove-EdgeSubscription -Identity <TransportServerIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example removes Edge Subscription for the Edge Transport server.Edge1.

Remove-EdgeSubscription -Identity Edge1

The Remove-EdgeSubscription cmdlet removes Edge Subscription. After you remove Edge Subscription, synchronization of information from Active Directory to the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) instance stops. All the accounts stored in AD LDS are removed, and the Edge Transport server is removed from the source server list of any Send connector.

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 "EdgeSync" entry in the Mail flow permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the Edge Transport server for which you want to remove Edge Subscription. The identity is expressed as the host name of the Edge Transport server.




The Confirm switch specifies whether to show or hide the confirmation prompt. How this switch affects the cmdlet depends on if the cmdlet requires confirmation before proceeding.

  • Destructive cmdlets (for example, Remove-* cmdlets) have a built-in pause that forces you to acknowledge the command before proceeding. For these cmdlets, you can skip the confirmation prompt by using this exact syntax: -Confirm:$false.

  • Most other cmdlets (for example, New-* and Set-* cmdlets) don't have a built-in pause. For these cmdlets, specifying the Confirm switch without a value introduces a pause that forces you acknowledge the command before proceeding.




The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example,

The DomainController parameter isn't supported on Edge Transport servers. An Edge Transport server uses the local instance of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) to read and write data.




The Force switch specifies whether to suppress warning or confirmation messages. You can use this switch to run tasks programmatically where prompting for administrative input is inappropriate. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

If you don't specify the Force switch, the command will inform you that the removal of the replicated recipient data from AD LDS can take a long time and will give you the option to cancel the operation.




The WhatIf switch simulates the actions of the command. You can use this switch to view the changes that would occur without actually applying those changes. You don't need to specify a value with this 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.