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

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-19

Use the Remove-RoleGroup cmdlet to remove a management role group.


Remove-RoleGroup -Identity <RoleGroupIdParameter> [-BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck <SwitchParameter>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Detailed Description

When you remove a role group, all the management role assignments that are assigned management roles to the role group are also removed. The management roles aren't removed. Members of a removed role group can no longer manage a feature if the role group was the only means by which they were granted access to the feature.

You can't remove built-in role groups.

If the ManagedBy property has been populated with role group managers, the user removing the role group must be a role group manager. Alternately, if the user is a member of the Organization Management role group or is directly or indirectly assigned the Role Management role, the BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck switch can be used to override the security group management check.

For more information about role groups, see Understanding Management Role Groups.

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 "Role groups" entry in the Role Management Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the role group to remove. If the role group name contains spaces, enclose the name in quotation marks (").




The BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck switch enables a user who hasn't been added to the ManagedBy property to remove a role group. The user must be a member of the Organization Management role group or be assigned, either directly or indirectly, the Role Management role.




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.




This parameter is available for multi-tenant deployments. It isn't available for on-premises deployments. For more information about multi-tenant deployments, see Multi-Tenant Support.

The Force switch specifies whether to suppress warning or confirmation messages. This switch can be used when the task is run programmatically and prompting for administrative input is inappropriate. If the Force switch isn't provided in the command, you're prompted for administrative input. You don't have to specify a value with this parameter.




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 removes the Training Administrators role group.

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Remove-RoleGroup "Training Administrators"


This example removes the Vancouver Recipient Administrators role group. Because the user running the command wasn't added to the ManagedBy property of the role group, the BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck switch must be used. The user is assigned the Role Management role, which enables the user to bypass the security group manager check.

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Remove-RoleGroup "Vancouver Recipient Administrators" -BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck