Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2012-12-04

Using Microsoft Outlook protection rules, you can protect messages with Information Rights Management (IRM) by applying an Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) template in Outlook 2010 before the messages are sent. To prevent an Outlook protection rule from being applied, you can disable the rule. Removing an Outlook protection rule removes the rule definition from Active Directory.

For additional management tasks related to IRM, see Information Rights Management Procedures.

What do you need to know before you begin?

  • Estimated time to completion: 1 minute.

  • You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "Rights protection" entry in the Messaging Policy and Compliance Permissions topic.

  • You can't use the Exchange Administration Center (EAC) to remove Outlook protection rules. You must use the Shell.

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

Having problems? Ask for help in the Exchange forums. Visit the forums at: Exchange Server, Exchange Online, or Exchange Online Protection

What do you want to do?

Use the Shell to remove an Outlook protection rule

This example removes the Outlook protection rule OPR-DG-Finance.

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Remove-OutlookProtectionRule -Identity "OPR-DG-Finance"

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Remove-OutlookProtectionRule.

Use the Shell to remove all Outlook protection rules

This example removes all Outlook protection rules in the Exchange organization.

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Get-OutlookProtectionRule | Remove-OutlookProtectionRule

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Get-OutlookProtectionRule and Remove-OutlookProtectionRule.

How do you know this worked?

To verify that you have successfully removed an Outlook protection rule, use the Get-OutlookProtectionRule cmdlet to retrieve Outlook protection rules. For an example of how to retrieve Outlook protection rules, see Examples in Get-OutlookProtectionRule.