Exchange Server 2010 Throttling Policy

Posted on 2014-07-16
Last Modified: 2014-07-18

I would like to set a throttling policy organisation wide.

I would like to stop users sending more than 5 emails per minute.

This is what i have come up with:

New-ThrottlingPolicy -Name AllUsersSendEmailPolicy -MessageRateLimit 5 -ThrottlingPolicyScope Organization

But i am getting the following error:

A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument '-ThrottlingPolicyScope'.
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [New-ThrottlingPolicy], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PositionalParameterNotFound,New-ThrottlingPolicy

Any ideas?

Question by:timb551
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    by:Gaurav Singh
    There is no parameter ThrottlingPolicyScope. You can create  the throttling policy and then Can assign to the users

    Author Comment

    Can i not assign server wide though as i have a lot of users and dont want to have to do it for each user.....
    LVL 19

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    Just an FYI - you can only apply a single throttling policy per user. I would look at what is currently setup / configured and figure out what you want and dont want. From there, add them into the new throttling policy using the command you have above.

    As systechadmin stated, you do not apply the throttling policy with New-ThrottlingPolicy command. This simply creates it. More about this command here:

    To assign the policy, you would use the command Set-ThrottlingPolicyAssociation. If you want to apply to all users in an org, I guess you can try this:

    Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Set-ThrottlingPolicyAssociation -ThrottlingPolicy AllUsersSendEmailPolicy 

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    Just remember that the other safeguards in the old throttling policy will be removed and no longer exist.

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