Applies to: Exchange Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-09
A federation trust establishes a trust relationship between a Microsoft Exchange 2013 organization and the Microsoft Federation Gateway and supports federated sharing with other federated Exchange organizations. Removing a federation trust from your on-premises Exchange organization will disable federated sharing with other federated Exchange organizations and with Exchange Online organizations connected your organization as part of a hybrid deployment. You should carefully consider the overall impact to your organization before removing a federation trust.
For additional management tasks related to federation trusts, see Federation Procedures.
What do you need to know before you begin?
- Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes.
- You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this
procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the
“Federation and certificates” permissions entry in the Exchange and Shell
Infrastructure Permissions topic.
- After removing the federation trust, you can remove the TXT
records from your public DNS server for each federated domain.
Review the requirements for removing a TXT record with the
organization that hosts your public DNS records.
- For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the
procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in
the Exchange Admin Center.
What do you want to do?
Use the EAC to remove a federation trust
- On an Exchange 2013 server in your on-premises organization,
navigate to Organization > Sharing.
- In the Federation Trust section, click
- In the warning, click Yes to confirm that you want to
remove the federation trust.
- After the federation trust is removed, click Close.
Use the Shell to remove a federation trust
This example removes the federation trust.
For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Remove-FederationTrust.
How do you know this worked?
To verify that you have successfully removed the federation trust, do one of the following:
- In the EAC, navigate to Organization >
Sharing. If you successfully removed the federation trust,
only the Enable button will be available under Federation
- In the Shell, run the following command to verify that
federation trust information isn’t returned for your Exchange