Applies to: Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online

Topic Last Modified: 2013-01-11

Use the Set-WorkloadPolicy cmdlet to modify the properties of a workload policy.

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


Set-WorkloadPolicy -Identity <WorkloadPolicyIdParameter> -WorkloadClassification <Unknown | Discretionary | InternalMaintenance | CustomerExpectation | Urgent> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]



This example decreases the priority of the PeopleRelevanceAssistant workload at the Dublin, Ireland location. Previously, created the custom workload policy DublinPeopleRelevanceAssistantWorkloadPolicy to set the classification of that workload to Discretionary. The classification of the PeopleRelevanceAssistant workload is being changed to InternalMaintenance.

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Set-WorkloadPolicy -Identity DublinPeopleRelevanceAssistantWorkloadPolicy -WorkloadClassification InternalMaintenance

Detailed Description

The Set-WorkloadPolicy cmdlet can be used to change the classification of an existing workload, the type of the workload, or the name. This cmdlet should not be used to modify the properties of workload policies that are marked Default, which are automatically installed by Exchange during setup.

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 Identity parameter specifies the name of the workload policy to modify.




The WorkloadClassification parameter specifies the workload classification for a workload. You must specify one of the following classes: Urgent, CustomerExpectation, InternalMaintenance, or Discretionary.




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.