Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

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

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> <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 can be used to suppress the confirmation prompt that appears by default when this cmdlet is run. To suppress the confirmation prompt, use the syntax -Confirm:$False. You must include a colon ( : ) in the syntax.




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.