Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1
Topic Last Modified: 2007-06-22

Use the Disable-AntispamUpdates cmdlet to prevent the retrieval of anti-spam updates for the Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server anti-spam update service on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role or the Hub Transport server role installed.


Disable-AntispamUpdates [-Identity <ServerIdParameter>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]


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The Confirm parameter 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 parameter.




To specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to the Active Directory directory service, include the DomainController parameter on the command. The DomainController parameter is not supported on computers that run the Edge Transport server role. The Edge Transport server role reads and writes only to the local ADAM instance.




This parameter specifies the server that retrieves the anti-spam updates from Microsoft Updates.




The WhatIf parameter instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf parameter, 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 parameter.

Detailed Description

This cmdlet disables the retrieval of anti-spam updates. No change is made to the opt-in status of the server. For more information, see How to Configure Anti-Spam Automatic Updates.

To run the Disable-AntispamUpdates cmdlet, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server

To run the Disable-AntispamUpdates cmdlet on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed, you must log on by using an account that is a member of the local Administrators group on that computer.

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

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The following example disables the retrieval of anti-spam updates on a server named SERVER01.

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Disable-AntispamUpdates -Identity SERVER01