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Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2014-03-05

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

Use the Import-DlpPolicyTemplate cmdlet to import a data loss prevention (DLP) policy template file into your Exchange organization.

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

Import-DlpPolicyTemplate -FileData <Byte[]> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example imports the DLP policy template file C:\My Documents\External DLP Policy Template.xml.

Import-DlpPolicyTemplate -FileData ([Byte[]]$(Get-Content -Path "C:\My Documents\External DLP Policy Template.xml" -Encoding Byte -ReadCount 0))

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 "Data loss prevention (DLP)" entry in the Messaging policy and compliance permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The FileData parameter specifies the DLP policy template file you want to import.

For more information about the syntax required to use this parameter, see Syntax.




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 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.

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