Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-01-11

Use the Remove-ActiveSyncDeviceClass cmdlet to clean up the list of mobile devices synchronizing with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.

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


Remove-ActiveSyncDeviceClass -Identity <ActiveSyncDeviceClassIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]



This example retrieves the list of devices connecting to Exchange 2013, and then removes all inactive mobile devices from the list.

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Get-ActiveSyncDeviceClass | RemoveActiveSyncDeviceClass

Detailed Description

The Remove-ActiveSyncDeviceClass cmdlet cleans up the list of devices associated with the Exchange 2013 organization. Mobile phones and devices that are inactive or have been remote wiped are removed from the list, and the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync process regenerates the list with the current mobile phones and devices that are connecting to Exchange 2013.

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 ActiveSync settings" entry in the Clients and Mobile Devices Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the group of devices on which to scope the task.




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.