Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-13

You can change the default workload management policy settings for all servers in your organization. This procedure shows you how to make global changes to the workload management settings in your organization by using the GlobalOverrideWorkloadManagementPolicy workload management policy object. The settings that are applied using the GlobalOverrideWorkloadManagementPolicy policy will take precedence over the settings in the DefaultWorkloadManagementPolicy_<Server Version> policy.

For additional information related to Exchange workload management, see Exchange Workload Management.

What do you need to know before you begin?

  • Estimated time to complete: 10 minutes.

  • You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "Exchange workload throttling" entry in the Server Health and Performance Permissions topic.

  • Workload management policy settings that are applied using a custom workload management policy take precedence over any settings that are configured using the default policy (DefaultWorkloadManagementPolicy_<Server Version>) or the GlobalOverride policy (GlobalOverrideWorkloadManagementPolicy). For information about how to use a custom policy to change the workload management settings for a specific server, see Change Workload Management Policy Settings for a Specific Server.

  • For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in the Exchange Admin Center.

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Use the Shell to change workload management policy settings for all servers in your organization

To change workload management policy settings for your entire organization, you create a new workload policy and apply it to the GlobalOverrideWorkloadManagementPolicy. You complete this task using the New-WorkloadPolicy cmdlet. The settings that you apply to the GlobalOverrideWorkloadManagementPolicy will be applied to all servers in the organization and will take precedence over the settings in the default policy. Be sure to use descriptive names for the new workload management policies you create. This example creates a new workload policy that will change the priority of the way that the IMAP workload is managed for all servers for a fictional company.

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New-WorkloadPolicy OrgIMAPWorkloadPolicy -WorkloadType IMAP -WorkloadClassification Discretionary -WorkloadManagementPolicy GlobalOverwrittenWorkloadManagementPolicy.

How do you know this worked?

To verify that you have successfully created the workload policy, do the following:

  1. Run the following command.

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  2. Verify that the workload policy you just created is listed in the WorkloadPolicies column next to the GlobalOverrideWorkloadManagementPolicy row.

  3. Run the following command.

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  4. Verify that the value of WorkloadClassification is the value you configured.