Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

Use the Disable-TransportRule cmdlet to instruct the Transport Rules agent to disable the processing of a specific transport rule for all e-mail messages that pass through a Hub Transport or Edge Transport server.

Disable-TransportRule -Identity <RuleIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

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The Identity parameter specifies the rule to be disabled. Enter either the GUID or the name of the rule.

You can omit the parameter label.




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 DomainController parameter isn't supported on the Edge Transport server role. The Edge Transport server role writes only to the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) instance.




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.

For information about how to enable the processing of transport rules against e-mail messages in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 organization, see Enable-TransportRule. For information about the Transport Rules agent, see Overview of Transport Rules.

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 "Transport rules" entry in the Messaging Policy and Compliance Permissions topic.

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This example disables the Sales-Disclaimer rule.

Disable-TransportRule "Sales-Disclaimer"