Enable-MailboxQuarantine

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange. Use the Enable-MailboxQuarantine cmdlet to quarantine mailboxes that affect the availability of the mailbox database. For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb123552.aspx).

Syntax

Enable-MailboxQuarantine
      [-Identity] <GeneralMailboxIdParameter>
      [-AllowMigration]
      [-Confirm]
      [-Duration <EnhancedTimeSpan>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Enable-MailboxQuarantine
      -Database <DatabaseIdParameter>
      -StoreMailboxIdentity <StoreMailboxIdParameter>
      [-AllowMigration]
      [-Confirm]
      [-Duration <EnhancedTimeSpan>]
      [-QuarantineReason <String>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Enable-MailboxQuarantine
      [-Identity] <GeneralMailboxOrMailUserIdParameter>
      [-AllowMigration]
      [-Confirm]
      [-Duration <EnhancedTimeSpan>]
      [-QuarantineReason <String>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although this topic lists all parameters for the cmdlet, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To find the permissions required to run any cmdlet or parameter in your organization, see Find the permissions required to run any Exchange cmdlet (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt432940.aspx).

Examples

-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

Enable-MailboxQuarantine "Brian Johnson"

This example quarantines the mailbox for the user Brian Johnson.

Required Parameters

-Database

The Database parameter specifies the database that contains the mailboxes you want to quarantine. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the database. For example:

  • Name

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • GUID

You identify the mailbox by using the StoreMailboxIdentity parameter.

You can't use this parameter with the Identity parameter.

Type:DatabaseIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016
-Identity

The Identity parameter specifies the mailbox that you want to quarantine. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the mailbox.

For example:

  • Name

  • Display name

  • Alias

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Canonical DN

  • <domain name>\<account name>

  • Email address

  • GUID

  • LegacyExchangeDN

  • SamAccountName

  • User ID or user principal name (UPN)

You can't use this parameter with the Database parameter.

Type:GeneralMailboxIdParameter
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-StoreMailboxIdentity

The StoreMailboxIdentity parameter specifies the mailbox that you want to quarantine when you use the Database parameter.

You identify the mailbox by its GUID value. You can find the GUID value by using the Get-Mailbox or Get-MailboxStatistics cmdlets.

You can't use this parameter with the Identity parameter.

Type:StoreMailboxIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016

Optional Parameters

-AllowMigration

The AllowMigration switch allows a quarantined mailbox to be moved to another mailbox database or to the cloud. You don't have to specify a value with this switch.

Moving a mailbox is one method of correcting data corruption that's required before releasing the mailbox from quarantine.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-Confirm

The Confirm switch specifies whether to show or hide the confirmation prompt. How this switch affects the cmdlet depends on if the cmdlet requires confirmation before proceeding.

  • Destructive cmdlets (for example, Remove-* cmdlets) have a built-in pause that forces you to acknowledge the command before proceeding. For these cmdlets, you can skip the confirmation prompt by using this exact syntax: -Confirm:$false.

  • Most other cmdlets (for example, New-* and Set-* cmdlets) don't have a built-in pause. For these cmdlets, specifying the Confirm switch without a value introduces a pause that forces you acknowledge the command before proceeding.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-Duration

The Duration parameter specifies how long the mailbox should remain quarantined. The default value is 24 hours.

To specify a value, enter it as a time span: dd.hh:mm:ss where dd = days, hh = hours, mm = minutes and ss = seconds.

Type:EnhancedTimeSpan
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-QuarantineReason

The QuarantineReason parameter specifies why you quarantined the mailbox. The maximum length is 255 characters. If the value contains spaces, enclose the value in quotation marks.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2016
-WhatIf

The WhatIf switch simulates the actions of the command. You can use this switch to view the changes that would occur without actually applying those changes. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016

Inputs

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=616387). If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn't accept input data.

Outputs

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=616387). If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn't return data.