Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-01-11

Use the Remove-EdgeSubscription cmdlet to remove Edge Subscription from the Exchange organization and from the subscribed Edge Transport server.


Remove-EdgeSubscription -Identity <TransportServerIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]



This example removes Edge Subscription for the Edge Transport server.Edge1.

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Remove-EdgeSubscription -Identity Edge1

Detailed Description

The Remove-EdgeSubscription cmdlet removes Edge Subscription. After you remove Edge Subscription, synchronization of information from Active Directory to the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) instance stops. All the accounts stored in AD LDS are removed, and the Edge Transport server is removed from the source server list of any Send connector.

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 "EdgeSync" entry in the Mail Flow Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the Edge Transport server for which you want to remove Edge Subscription. The identity is expressed as the host name of the Edge Transport server.




The Confirm switch can be used to suppress the confirmation prompt that appears by default when this cmdlet is run. To suppress the confirmation prompt, use the syntax -Confirm:$False. You must include a colon ( : ) in the syntax.




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.

If you don't specify the Force switch, the command will inform you that the removal of the replicated recipient data from AD LDS can take a long time and will give you the option to cancel the operation.




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.