Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-19

Use the Remove-UMAutoAttendant cmdlet to delete a Unified Messaging (UM) auto attendant.


Remove-UMAutoAttendant -Identity <UMAutoAttendantIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Detailed Description

The Remove-UMAutoAttendant cmdlet deletes an existing UM auto attendant from Active Directory. The Remove-UMAutoAttendant cmdlet deletes the UM auto attendant and also deletes instances of the UM auto attendant from any associated UM dial plans. When the UM auto attendant is deleted, incoming telephone calls to the configured extensions are no longer answered by the UM auto attendant.

After this task is completed, the UM auto attendant is removed from Active Directory.

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 "UM auto attendants" entry in the Unified Messaging Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the identifier for the UM auto attendant that's being deleted. This is the directory object ID for the UM auto attendant.




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.




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.

Input Types

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.

Return Types

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.



This example deletes a UM auto attendant named MyUMAutoAttendant.

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Remove-UMAutoAttendant -Identity MyUMAutoAttendant