Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Removes an existing Response Group agent group. An agent group is a collection of agents assigned to a Response Group queue. Agents are the users assigned to answer calls directed to a particular queue. This cmdlet was introduced in Lync Server 2010.

Remove-CsRgsAgentGroup -Instance <AgentGroup> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The command shown in Example 1 deletes all the Response Group agent groups configured for use on the service To do this, the command first uses Get-CsRgsAgentGroup to return all the agent groups for Those groups are then piped to, and removed by, the Remove-CsRgsAgentGroup cmdlet.

Get-CsRgsAgentGroup -Identity | Remove-CsRgsAgentGroup

In Example 2, a single Response Group agent group is removed: the group named Help Desk. To do this, Get-CsRgsAgentGroup is first used to return the Help Desk agent group (-Name "Help Desk") from This group is then piped to Remove-CsRgsAgentGroup, which removes the group from the service.

Get-CsRgsAgentGroup -Identity -Name "Help Desk" | Remove-CsRgsAgentGroup

Example 3 deletes all the Response Group agent groups on that do not use the round robin routing method. To do this, Get-CsRgsAgentGroup is first called in order to return a collection of all the agent groups found on the service This collection is then piped to the Where-Object cmdlet, which picks out only those groups where the RoutingMethod property is not equal to (-ne) RoundRobin. The filtered collection is then piped to Remove-CsRgsAgentGroup, which deletes each item in that collection.

Get-CsRgsAgentGroup -Identity | Where-Object {$_.RoutingMethod -ne "RoundRobin"} | Remove-CsRgsAgentGroup

When someone calls a phone number associated with the Response Group application, the service starts by determining which workflow corresponds to the number called. Based on the configuration of that workflow, the call might be routed to a set of interactive voice response (IVR) questions (in which the caller is asked one or more questions along the lines of "Is this question about hardware support or software support?"). Alternatively, the call might be placed in a Response Group queue; there the caller will remain on hold until someone is available to answer the call. The people designated to answer calls are known as agents, and a collected group of agents are referred to as a Response Group agent group. Agent groups are associated with workflows, and are further associated with like job responsibilities; for example, help desk personnel might be grouped in the Help Desk agent group while customer support agents might be grouped in the Customer Support agent group.

New agent groups are created by using the New-CsRgsAgentGroup cmdlet. If you need to delete an agent group, this can be done by calling the Remove-CsRgsAgentGroup cmdlet. Note that this cmdlet deletes the entire group, and all the agents in that group. If you only want to remove a single agent from a group, use the Set-CsRgsAgentGroup cmdlet instead.


Parameter Required Type Description




Object reference pointing to the agent group to be removed. When piping workflow objects to Remove-CsRgsAgentGroup you can leave off the Instance parameter.

To use the Instance parameter use commands similar to this:

$x = Get-CsRgsAgentGroup -Identity /1987d3c2-4544-489d-bbe3-59f79f530a83

Remove-CsRgsAgentGroup -Instance $x

Note that you can only remove a single agent group at a time when using the Instance parameter. That means that your object reference ($x) cannot contain multiple agent group objects.




Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.




Forces removal of the agent group. If this parameter is present, the agent group will be deleted without warning, even if it is used by an active workflow. If this parameter is not present, then you will be asked to confirm the deletion of any agent group currently being used by an active workflow.




Describes what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.

Microsoft.Rtc.Rgs.Management.WritableSettings.AgentGroup object. Remove-CsRgsAgentGroup accepts pipelined instances of the Response Group agent group object.

Remove-CsRgsAgentGroup deletes existing instances of the Microsoft.Rtc.Rgs.Management.WritableSettings.AgentGroup object.