Applies to: Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online

Topic Last Modified: 2012-09-19

Use the New-WorkloadManagementPolicy cmdlet to create a custom workload management policy.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Syntax.


New-WorkloadManagementPolicy -Name <String> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Template <WorkloadManagementPolicyIdParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]



This example creates a custom workload management policy that will be used to control Exchange workloads at the Dublin, Ireland location of The name of the server in the Dublin, Ireland location of is Dublin01.

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New-WorkloadManagementPolicy -Name DublinWorkloadManagementPolicy -DomainController
Set-ExchangeServer -WorkloadManagementPolicy DublinWorkloadManagementPolicy -Identity Dublin01.

Detailed Description

When you install Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, a default workload management policy DefaultWorkloadManagementPolicy_<Build Number> is created. If you want to customize the way Exchange controls the resources used by Exchange workloads, you can create a new workload management policy.

You can assign a workload management policy to a specific server using the Set-ExchangeServer cmdlt.

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 "Exchange workload throttling" entry in the Server Health and Performance Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Name parameter specifies the name for the workload management policy to create.




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 Template parameter specifies the workload policies that this workload management policy should contain.




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.