Applies to: Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online

Topic Last Modified: 2013-01-11

Use the Remove-ThrottlingPolicy cmdlet to remove a non-default Microsoft Exchange throttling policy.

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


Remove-ThrottlingPolicy -Identity <ThrottlingPolicyIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]



This example removes the user throttling policy ClientThrottlingPolicy2.

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Remove-ThrottlingPolicy -Identity ClientThrottlingPolicy2


You can't remove a policy that's associated with any users. This example reassigns the users subject to ClientThrottlingPolicy2 to the default policy. Then, it removes ClientThrottlingPolicy2.

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$policy = Get-ThrottlingPolicy ClientThrottlingPolicy2;
$mailboxes = Get-Mailbox | where-object {$_.ThrottlingPolicy -eq $policy.Identity};
$defaultPolicy = Get-ThrottlingPolicy | where-object {$_.IsDefault -eq $true};
foreach ($mailbox in $mailboxes)
  set-mailbox -Identity $mailbox.Identity -ThrottlingPolicy $defaultPolicy;
Remove-ThrottlingPolicy ClientThrottlingPolicy2;

Detailed Description

You can't remove the default client throttling policy. Also, you can't remove a policy associated with any users. For more information, see EXAMPLE 2.

For more information about how to control the resources consumed by individual users, see Exchange Workload Management.

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


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter identifies the throttling policy you want to remove. Use the name that matches the name of the policy in Active Directory.




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 Force switch specifies whether to suppress warning or confirmation messages. This switch can be used when the task is run programmatically and prompting for administrative input is inappropriate. If the Force switch isn't provided in the command, you're prompted for administrative input. You don't have to specify a value with this parameter.




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.