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Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2016

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange Server 2016 and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other.

Use the New-OwaMailboxPolicy cmdlet to create Outlook on the web mailbox policies.

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

New-OwaMailboxPolicy -Name <String> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-IsDefault <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example creates the Outlook on the web mailbox policy named Corporate.

New-OwaMailboxPolicy -Name Corporate

Use the Set-OwaMailboxPolicy cmdlet to configure the new policy.

Changes to Outlook Web App mailbox polices may take up to 60 minutes to take effect. In on-premises Exchange 2016, 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 on the web mailbox policies" entry in the Clients and mobile devices permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Name parameter specifies a name for the new policy.




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.




This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange 2016.

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,




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

The IsDefault switch specifies whether the policy is the default policy. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

If another policy is currently set as the default, using this switch replaces the old default policy with this policy.




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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