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Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2016

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange Server 2016 and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other.

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 infrastructure and PowerShell permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




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 available only in on-premises Exchange 2016.

The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example, dc01.contoso.com.




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.

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