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Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2011-05-05

The New-RecipientEnforcementProvisioningPolicy cmdlet is used by the New-Organization cmdlet to create an enforcement policy that limits the number of distribution groups, dynamic distribution groups, mailboxes, mail-enabled users, and mail contacts that a tenant organization can create. This cmdlet reads the information in the organization's service plan to set the limits.

This cmdlet is used by internal tools and although it's available for administrators to bypass the New-Organization cmdlet, we recommend that you don't run this cmdlet.


New-RecipientEnforcementProvisioningPolicy [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Organization <OrganizationIdParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Detailed Description

Recipient enforcement provisioning policies allow you to set and enforce limits on the maximum number of objects that a tenant administrator can create in the tenant organization. You can limit the number of distribution groups, dynamic distribution groups, mailboxes, mail users, and mail contacts.

This cmdlet is available only for multi-tenant deployments.


Parameter Required Type Description




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 Organization parameter specifies the tenant organization for which you want to create the provisioning policy. This parameter doesn't accept wildcard characters, and you must use the exact name of the organization.




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 creates the recipient enforcement provisioning policy for the organization Contoso.com. The cmdlet will use the settings in the organization's service plan to update the policy settings.

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New-RecipientEnforcementProvisioningPolicy -Organization "Contoso.com"