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

Topic Last Modified: 2011-05-07

Use the Set-MailboxAuditBypassAssociation cmdlet to configure mailbox audit logging bypass for user or computer accounts such as service accounts for applications that access mailboxes frequently.


Set-MailboxAuditBypassAssociation -Identity <MailboxAuditBypassAssociationIdParameter> -AuditBypassEnabled <$true | $false> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Detailed Description

When you configure a user or computer account to bypass mailbox audit logging, access or actions taken by the user or computer account to any mailbox isn't logged. By bypassing trusted user or computer accounts that need to access mailboxes frequently, you can reduce the noise in mailbox audit logs.

If you use mailbox audit logging to audit mailbox access and actions, you must monitor mailbox audit bypass associations at regular intervals. If a mailbox audit bypass association is added for an account, the account can access any mailbox in the organization to which it has been assigned access permissions, without any mailbox audit logging entries being generated for such access, or any actions taken such as message deletions.

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 "Mailbox audit logging" entry in the Messaging Policy and Compliance Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The AuditBypassEnabled parameter specifies whether audit bypass is enabled for the user or computer. Valid values include the following:

  • $true   Enables mailbox audit logging bypass

  • $false   Disables mailbox audit logging bypass




The Identity parameter specifies a user or computer account to be bypassed from mailbox audit logging.




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.


Error Description




This example bypasses the Svc-MyApplication account from mailbox audit logging.

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Set-MailboxAuditBypassAssociation -Identity "Svc-MyApplication" -AuditBypassEnabled $true


This example removes the bypass association for the Svc-MyApplication account.

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Set-MailboxAuditBypassAssociation -Identity "Svc-MyApplication" -AuditBypassEnabled $false