Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

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Use the Remove-HybridConfiguration cmdlet to delete the HybridConfiguration Active Directory object for your on-premises Exchange organization.

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

Remove-HybridConfiguration [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example removes the HybridConfiguration object for the hybrid deployment.


Removing a HybridConfiguration object should typically only be performed in circumstances where the hybrid deployment state is corrupt and under the direction of Microsoft Customer Service and Support. After removing the HybridConfiguration object, your existing hybrid deployment configuration settings aren't disabled or removed. However, when the Hybrid Configuration wizard is run again after removing the HybridConfiguration object, the wizard won't have a hybrid configuration reference point for your existing feature settings. As a result, it will automatically create a HybridConfiguration object and record the new hybrid deployment configuration feature values defined in the wizard. The feature settings associated with the hybrid deployment, such as organization relationship or Send and Receive connector parameters, which were configured with the HybridConfiguration object that's removed, aren't removed or modified until the Hybrid Configuration wizard is run again.

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 "Hybrid deployment configuration" entry in the Exchange and Shell infrastructure permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




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.




This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange 2013.

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




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.