Remove-MoveRequest

 

Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2016

Topic Last Modified: 2017-12-19

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other.

Use the Remove-MoveRequest cmdlet to cancel a mailbox move initiated using the New-MoveRequest cmdlet.

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

Remove-MoveRequest -Identity <MoveRequestIdParameter> [-Force <SwitchParameter>] <COMMON PARAMETERS>

Remove-MoveRequest -MailboxGuid <Guid> -MoveRequestQueue <DatabaseIdParameter> <COMMON PARAMETERS>

COMMON PARAMETERS: [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-ProxyToMailbox <MailboxIdParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example removes the mailbox move request for Ayla Kol's mailbox.

Remove-MoveRequest -Identity 'Ayla@humongousinsurance.com'

This example cancels a mailbox move for a mailbox by using the MailboxGuid parameter for a mailbox on MBXDB01.

noteNote:
The MailboxGuid and MoveRequestQueue parameters are for debugging purposes only.
Remove-MoveRequest -MoveRequestQueue MBXDB01 -MailboxGuid 25e0eaf2-6cc2-4353-b83e-5cb7b72d441f

CautionCaution:
In coexistence environments with Exchange 2010 and newer versions of Exchange, don't run newer versions of Remove-MoveRequest to clear completed Exchange 2010 move requests as documented in Clear or Remove Move Requests. If you do, you could delete the mailbox that you just moved. Instead, only use the Exchange 2010 version of Remove-MoveRequest to clear completed Exchange 2010 move requests in coexistence environments.
In Exchange 2010, you need to use the Remove-MoveRequest cmdlet on completed move requests to clear the InTransit flag from the mailbox. This step isn't required for mailbox moves in newer versions of Exchange where the Remove-MoveRequest is only used to cancel existing move requests.

The MoveRequestQueue and MailboxGuid parameters are for debugging purposes only.

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 "Mailbox moves" entry in the Recipients Permissions topic.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.MailboxReplicationService.MoveRequestIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the mailbox or mail user. You can use the following values:

  • GUID

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Domain\Account

  • User principal name (UPN)

  • Legacy Exchange DN

  • SMTP address

  • Alias

You can't use this parameter in conjunction with the MailboxGuid or MoveRequestQueue parameters.

MailboxGuid

Required

System.Guid

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

The MailboxGuid parameter specifies the GUID of the mailbox for which you want to remove the move request. If you specify the MailboxGuid parameter, you must also specify the MoveRequestQueue parameter.

You can't use this parameter in conjunction with the Identity parameter.

MoveRequestQueue

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.DatabaseIdParameter

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

The MoveRequestQueue parameter specifies the database on which the move request is queued. You can use the following values:

  • GUID of the database

  • Database name

You can't use this parameter in conjunction with the Identity parameter.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

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.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

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, dc01.contoso.com.

Force

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

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.

ProxyToMailbox

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.MailboxIdParameter

This parameter is available only in the cloud-based service.

The ProxyToMailbox parameter specifies the move destination by the location of the specified mailbox (also known as proxying). You can use any value that uniquely identifies the mailbox.

For example:

  • Name

  • Display name

  • Alias

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Canonical DN

  • <domain name>\<account name>

  • Email address

  • GUID

  • LegacyExchangeDN

  • SamAccountName

  • User ID or user principal name (UPN)

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

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.

 
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