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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-OutlookProtectionRule cmdlet to remove an Outlook protection rule. Outlook protection rules use an RMS template to automatically make messages rights-protected before the messages are sent.

For more information, see Understanding Outlook Protection Rules.

Remove-OutlookProtectionRule -Identity <RuleIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

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 "Rights protection" entry in the Messaging Policy and Compliance Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the name of the rule being removed.




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 removes the Outlook protection rule Project Contoso.

Remove-OutlookProtectionRule -Identity "Project Contoso"

This example disabled all Outlook protection rules in the organization. The Get-OutlookProtectionRule cmdlet is used to retrieve all Outlook protection rules in the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 organization, and the results are pipelined to the Remove-OutlookProtectionRule cmdlet to disable them.

Get-OutlookProtectionRule | Remove-OutlookProtectionRule
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