Applies to: Exchange Online

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

Use the Set-RMSTemplate cmdlet to modify the properties of an existing Rights Management Services (RMS) template in your organization.

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

Set-RMSTemplate -Identity <RmsTemplateIdParameter> -Type <Archived | Distributed | All> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example changes the RMS template Contoso Confidential from Distributed to Archived. This prevents future use of Contoso Confidential for encryption, but allows access to existing content that's rights-protected by Contoso Confidential.

Set-RMSTemplate "Contoso Confidential" -Type Archived

RMS templates exist in one or more trusted publishing domains (TPDs) that have been imported from an on-premises server running Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the RMS template. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the RMS template, for example:

  • Name

  • GUID

You can use the Get-RMSTemplate cmdlet to view the RMS templates in your organization.




The Type parameter specifies the type of RMS template. You can specify one of the following values:

  • Archived

  • Distributed

  • All

The default type for imported RMS templates is Archived.




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 reserved for internal Microsoft use.




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.