Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-01-11

Use the Remove-EcpVirtualDirectory cmdlet to remove Exchange Control Panel (ECP) virtual directories located in the Internet Information Services (IIS) website on a server running Exchange. The ECP virtual directory manages the Exchange Administration Center.

The ECP is the web-based user interface developed for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. The Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Administration Center cmdlets for virtual directory still use ECP in the name, and the ECP cmdlets can be used to manage Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013 ECP virtual directories.

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


Remove-EcpVirtualDirectory -Identity <VirtualDirectoryIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]



This example removes the ECP virtual directory ecp located on the default IIS website on the Exchange server Server01.

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Remove-EcpVirtualDirectory -Identity "Server01\ecp (default Web site)"

Detailed Description

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 Administration Center connectivity" entry in the Exchange and Shell Infrastructure Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the name or GUID of an ECP virtual directory. The Identity parameter is represented as: ServerName\ECP (WebsiteName). Remote removal of an ECP virtual directory isn't supported. You must run this command from the local computer.




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.