Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange Server 2013.

Use the Suspend-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet to suspend an import request any time after the request was created, but before the request reaches the status of Completed. You can resume the move request by using the Resume-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet.

This cmdlet is available only in the Mailbox Import Export role, and by default, that role isn't assigned to a role group. To use this cmdlet, you need to add the Mailbox Import Export role to a role group (for example, to the Organization Management role group). For more information, see the "Add a role to a role group" section in Manage role groups.

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

Suspend-MailboxImportRequest -Identity <MailboxImportRequestIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-SuspendComment <String>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example suspends the second import request for Ayla's mailbox with the identity Ayla\MailboxImport1.

Suspend-MailboxImportRequest -Identity "Ayla\MailboxImport1"

This example suspends all import requests that are in progress by using the Get-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet to retrieve all requests with a Status of InProgress, and then pipelining the output to the Suspend-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet with the suspend comment "Resume after 22:00 (10 P.M.)".

Get-MailboxImportRequest -Status InProgress | Suspend-MailboxImportRequest -SuspendComment "Resume after 22:00 (10 P.M.)"

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 "Import Export" entry in the Recipients Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the import request. By default, import requests are named <alias>\MailboxImportX (where X = 0–9). If you created the request by using the Name parameter, use the following syntax: <alias>\<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.




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




The SuspendComment parameter specifies a description about why the request was suspended. You can only use this parameter if you specify the Suspend parameter.




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.