SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Removes a routing pool from Request Manager.

Remove-SPRoutingMachinePool [-Identity] <SPRoutingMachinePoolPipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]

Use the Remove-SPRoutingMachinePool cmdlet to remove a routing pool from the Request Manager object by using the Identity parameter.

SharePoint Management Shell


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the Request Manager object to remove.




Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.


$web=Get-SPWebApplication -Identity <URL of web application>
$rm=Get-SPRequestManagementSettings -Identity $web
$pool=Get-SPRoutingMachinePool -RequestManagementSettings $rm
Remove-SPRoutingMachinePool -Identity $pool

This example removes a routing pool for the specified identity by using the $pool variable.