Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

Use the Remove-ThrottlingPolicy cmdlet to remove a non-default Microsoft Exchange throttling policy.

Remove-ThrottlingPolicy -Identity <ThrottlingPolicyIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter identifies the throttling policy you want to remove. Use the name that matches the name of the policy in Active Directory.




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.

You can't remove the default client throttling policy. Also, you can't remove a policy associated with any users. For more information, see "EXAMPLE 2" later in this topic.

For more information about client throttling, see Understanding Client Throttling Policies. For more information about managing performance with client throttling policies, see Managing Performance with Client Throttling Policies.

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 "Client throttling settings" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.

Error Description



This example removes the client throttling policy ClientThrottlingPolicy2.

Remove-ThrottlingPolicy -Identity ClientThrottlingPolicy2

You can't remove a policy that's associated with any users. This example reassigns the users subject to ClientThrottlingPolicy2 to the default policy. Then, it removes ClientThrottlingPolicy2.

$policy = Get-ThrottlingPolicy ClientThrottlingPolicy2;
$mailboxes = Get-Mailbox | where-object {$_.ThrottlingPolicy -eq $policy.Identity};
$defaultPolicy = Get-ThrottlingPolicy | where-object {$_.IsDefault -eq $true};
foreach ($mailbox in $mailboxes)
  set-mailbox -Identity $mailbox.Identity -ThrottlingPolicy $defaultPolicy;
Remove-ThrottlingPolicy ClientThrottlingPolicy2;