Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

Use the Disable-AntispamUpdates cmdlet to prevent the retrieval of anti-spam updates for the Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server anti-spam update service on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role or the Hub Transport server role installed.

Disable-AntispamUpdates [-Identity <ServerIdParameter>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Parameter Required Type Description




The Confirm switch can be used to suppress the confirmation prompt that appears by default when this cmdlet is run. To suppress the confirmation prompt, use the syntax -Confirm:$False. You must include a colon ( : ) in the syntax.




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 Identity parameter specifies the server that retrieves the anti-spam updates from Microsoft Update.




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.

This cmdlet disables the retrieval of anti-spam updates. No change is made to the opt-in status of the server. For more information, see Configure Anti-Spam Automatic Updates.

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 "Anti-spam updates" entry in the Transport Permissions topic.

This example disables the retrieval of anti-spam updates on the server SERVER01.

Disable-AntispamUpdates -Identity SERVER01