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 Remove-ManagementRoleAssignment cmdlet to remove management role assignments.

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

Remove-ManagementRoleAssignment -Identity <RoleAssignmentIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example removes the Recipients_Seattle Recipient Management role assignment.

Remove-ManagementRoleAssignment "Recipients_Seattle Recipient Management"

This example retrieves a list of role assignments that begin with the string "Detroit" and attempts to remove them with the Remove-ManagementRoleAssignment cmdlet. Because the WhatIf switch is included with the Remove-ManagementRoleAssignment command, the command displays the changes that would have occurred but doesn't commit any changes.

Get-ManagementRoleAssignment Detroit* | Remove-ManagementRoleAssignment -WhatIf

After the list of role assignments to be removed is confirmed, this command is used to remove the role assignments.

Get-ManagementRoleAssignment Detroit* | Remove-ManagementRoleAssignment

When you remove a role assignment, the management role group, management role assignment, user, or universal security group (USG) that was assigned the associated role can no longer access the cmdlets or parameters made available by the role. For more information about management role assignments, see Understanding management role assignments.

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 "Role assignments" entry in the Role management permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the name of the role assignment to remove. If the role assignment name contains spaces, enclose the name in quotation marks (").




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,




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.




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.