Removes the system state components from the backup policy.


      [-Policy] <WBPolicy>


The Remove-WBSystemState cmdlet removes the system state components from a policy contained in the WBPolicy object. Depending on what the WBPolicy object includes, you may still backup some of the components that are part of the system state, but you may not be able to use the components in a system state recovery.

The WBPolicy object must be in edit mode. To put the WBPolicy object in edit mode for a policy that is the scheduled backup policy, use the Get-WBPolicy cmdlet with the Editable parameter. The New-WBPolicy cmdlet creates a new WBPolicy object that is already in edit mode.

To use this cmdlet, you must be a member of the Administrators group or Backup Operators group.


Example 1: Remove system state from the backup policy

PS C:\> $Policy = Get-WBPolicy
PS C:\> Remove-WBSystemState -Policy $Policy

This example removes the system state components from the WBPolicy object.

The first command stores the results of the Get-WBPolicy cmdlet in the variable named $Policy.

The second command removes system state components from the backup policy in the variable $Policy.

Required Parameters


Specifies the backup policy WBPolicy object that this cmdlet updates.

Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False



This cmdlet queries the WBPolicy object to determine whether the WBSystemState object is present. The cmdlet does nothing if the WBSystemState object is not already present. The cmdlet removes the WBSystemState object if it is present.