Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

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Use the Remove-OwaMailboxPolicy cmdlet to remove Microsoft Outlook Web App mailbox policies.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Syntax.

Remove-OwaMailboxPolicy -Identity <MailboxPolicyIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example removes the mailbox policy Executives.

Remove-OwaMailboxPolicy -Identity Executives

This example removes the mailbox policy Employees for the organization Fabrikam.

Remove-OwaMailboxPolicy -Identity Fabrikam\Employees

This example removes the mailbox policy Corporate for the tenant Contoso in the organization Litware.

Remove-OwaMailboxPolicy -Identity Litware\Contoso\Corporate

The Remove-OwaMailboxPolicy cmdlet removes an existing Outlook Web App mailbox policy.

Changes to Outlook Web App mailbox polices may take up to 60 minutes to take effect. In on-premises Exchange 2013, you can force an update by running the command IISRESET /noforce.

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 "Outlook Web App mailbox policies" entry in the Clients and mobile devices permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the name of the policy or the path to the policy including the name, for example, <Organization>\<ResellerA>\<Reseller...n>\<Tenant>\<Object Name>.




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.




This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange 2013.

The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory.




The Force parameter specifies whether to suppress the warning or confirmation messages that appear during specific configuration changes.




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.