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Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange Server 2016.

Use the Remove-PublicFolderMoveRequest cmdlet to cancel a mailbox move initiated using the New-MoveRequest cmdlet. After the move has been finalized, you can't undo the move request.

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

Remove-PublicFolderMoveRequest -Identity <PublicFolderMoveRequestIdParameter> [-Force <SwitchParameter>] <COMMON PARAMETERS>

Remove-PublicFolderMoveRequest -RequestGuid <Guid> -RequestQueue <DatabaseIdParameter> <COMMON PARAMETERS>

COMMON PARAMETERS: [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example removes the public folder move request \PublicFolderMove.

Remove-PublicFolderMoveRequest -Identity \PublicFolderMove

This example cancels a public folder move by using the RequestGuid parameter for a public folder move request on MBXDB01.

The RequestGuid and RequestQueue parameters are for debugging purposes only.
Remove-PublicFolderMoveRequest -RequestQueue MBXDB01 -RequestGuid 25e0eaf2-6cc2-4353-b83e-5cb7b72d441f

The RequestQueue and RequestGuid parameters are for debugging purposes only.

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 "Public folders" entry in the Sharing and collaboration permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the public folder move request. The default identity is \PublicFolderMove.

You can't use this parameter in conjunction with the RequestGuid or RequestQueue parameter.




The RequestGuid parameter specifies the GUID of the public folder move request. If you specify the RequestGuid parameter, you must also specify the RequestQueue parameter.

You can't use this parameter in conjunction with the Identity parameter.




The RequestQueue parameter identifies the request based on the mailbox database where the request is being run. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the database. For example:

  • Database GUID

  • Database name

You can't use this parameter with the Identity parameter.




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.




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.




PARAMVALUE: SwitchParameter




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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