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

Topic Last Modified: 2011-05-05

Use the Remove-AddressRewriteEntry cmdlet to remove an existing address rewrite entry that's no longer needed.


remove-addressrewriteentry -Identity <AddressRewriteEntryIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Detailed Description

With address rewriting in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, you can modify the addresses of senders and recipients on messages that enter or leave an Exchange 2010 organization. You configure Address Rewriting agents on the Receive connector and Send connector on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed.

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 "Address Rewriting agent" entry in the Transport Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the address rewrite entry to be removed. The Identity parameter accepts a GUID or the unique address rewrite name. You can omit the Identity parameter label.




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 DomainController parameter isn't supported on the Edge Transport server role. The Edge Transport server role writes only to the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) instance.




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 a specific address rewrite entry.

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Remove-AddressRewriteEntry "Address rewrite entry for contoso.com"


This example removes all address rewrite entries that include contoso.com in the domain name. It accomplishes the following:

  • Retrieves all address rewrite entries.

  • Filters the result for entries that have contoso.com or its subdomains as the internal address.

  • Removes the filtered entries.

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Get-AddressRewriteEntry | Where {$_.InternalAddress -like '*contoso.com'} | Remove-AddressRewriteEntry