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Get-Recipient

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

Use the Get-Recipient cmdlet to return a list of recipient objects from Active Directory.


Get-Recipient [-Identity <RecipientIdParameter>] [-BookmarkDisplayName <String>] [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Filter <String>] [-IgnoreDefaultScope <SwitchParameter>] [-IncludeBookmarkObject <$true | $false>] [-Organization <OrganizationIdParameter>] [-OrganizationalUnit <OrganizationalUnitIdParameter>] [-PropertySet <All | ControlPanel | ConsoleSmallSet | ConsoleLargeSet | Minimum>] [-ReadFromDomainController <SwitchParameter>] [-RecipientType <RecipientType[]>] [-RecipientTypeDetails <RecipientTypeDetails[]>] [-ResultSize <Unlimited>] [-SortBy <String>]


Get-Recipient [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Filter <String>] [-IgnoreDefaultScope <SwitchParameter>] [-Organization <OrganizationIdParameter>] [-OrganizationalUnit <OrganizationalUnitIdParameter>] [-PropertySet <All | ControlPanel | ConsoleSmallSet | ConsoleLargeSet | Minimum>] [-ReadFromDomainController <SwitchParameter>] [-RecipientPreviewFilter <String>] [-RecipientType <RecipientType[]>] [-RecipientTypeDetails <RecipientTypeDetails[]>] [-ResultSize <Unlimited>] [-SortBy <String>]


Get-Recipient [-Anr <String>] [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Filter <String>] [-IgnoreDefaultScope <SwitchParameter>] [-Organization <OrganizationIdParameter>] [-OrganizationalUnit <OrganizationalUnitIdParameter>] [-PropertySet <All | ControlPanel | ConsoleSmallSet | ConsoleLargeSet | Minimum>] [-ReadFromDomainController <SwitchParameter>] [-RecipientType <RecipientType[]>] [-RecipientTypeDetails <RecipientTypeDetails[]>] [-ResultSize <Unlimited>] [-SortBy <String>]

Parameter Required Type Description

Anr

Optional

System.String

The Anr parameter specifies a string on which to perform an ambiguous name resolution (ANR) search. You can specify a partial string and search for objects with an attribute that matches that string. The default attributes searched are:

  • CommonName (CN)
  • DisplayName
  • FirstName
  • LastName
  • Alias

BookmarkDisplayName

Optional

System.String

This parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.

Credential

Optional

System.Management.Automation.PSCredential

This parameter requires the creation and passing of a credential object. This credential object is created by using the Get-Credential cmdlet. For more information, see Get-Credential.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that retrieves data from Active Directory.

Filter

Optional

System.String

The Filter parameter indicates the OPath filter used to filter recipients.

For more information about the filterable properties, see Filterable Properties for the -Filter Parameter.

Identity

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.RecipientIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the recipient. You can use one of the following values:

  • GUID
  • Domain\Account
  • User principal name (UPN)
  • LegacyExchangeDN
  • SMTP address
  • Name
  • Alias
  • Distinguished Name (DN)

IgnoreDefaultScope

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The IgnoreDefaultScope parameter instructs the command to ignore the default recipient scope setting for the Exchange Management Shell session and use the entire forest as the scope. This allows the command to access Active Directory objects that aren't currently in the default scope. Using the IgnoreDefaultScope parameter introduces the following restrictions:

  • You can't use the DomainController parameter. The command uses an appropriate global catalog server automatically.
  • You can only use the DN for the Identity parameter. Other forms of identification, such as alias or GUID, aren't accepted.
  • You can't use the OrganizationalUnit and Identity parameters together.
  • You can't use the Credential parameter.

IncludeBookmarkObject

Optional

System.Boolean

This parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.

Organization

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.OrganizationIdParameter

The Organization parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.

OrganizationalUnit

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.OrganizationalUnitIdParameter

The OrganizationalUnit parameter specifies an organizational unit (OU) or domain canonical name, and is used to limit the results. If you use this parameter, you only get recipients in the container that you specify. For example:

  • OU: westcoast.contoso.com/users
  • Domain: westcoast.contoso.com

PropertySet

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.Management.PropertySet

This parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.

ReadFromDomainController

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The ReadFromDomainController parameter specifies that the user information is read from a domain controller in the user's domain. If you set the recipient scope to include all recipients in the forest, and if you don't use this parameter, it's possible that the user information is read from a global catalog with outdated information. If you use this parameter, multiple reads might be necessary to get the information.

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By default, the recipient scope is set to the domain that hosts your servers that run Microsoft Exchange.

RecipientPreviewFilter

Optional

System.String

The RecipientPreviewFilter parameter specifies a recipient filter that would define the recipients returned by this command. You can create a custom recipient filter for a dynamic distribution group, an address list, or an e-mail address policy. To verify that the recipient filter you specified will return the recipients you want, you can pass the OPATH filter specified in the RecipientFilter property for that dynamic distribution group, address list, or e-mail address policy to the RecipientPreviewFilter parameter and preview the list of recipients.

RecipientType

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.Recipient.RecipientType[]

The RecipientType parameter specifies the type of recipients to return. You can use one or more of the following values:

  • DynamicDistributionGroup
  • UserMailbox
  • MailUser
  • MailContact
  • MailUniversalDistributionGroup
  • MailUniversalSecurityGroup
  • MailNonUniversalGroup
  • PublicFolder

RecipientTypeDetails

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.Recipient.RecipientTypeDetails[]

The RecipientTypeDetails parameter specifies the type of recipients returned. Recipient types are divided into recipient types and subtypes. Each recipient type contains all common properties for all subtypes. For example, the type UserMailbox represents a user account in Active Directory that has an associated mailbox. Because there are several mailbox types, each mailbox type is identified by the RecipientTypeDetails parameter. For example, a conference room mailbox has RecipientTypeDetails set to ConferenceRoomMailbox, whereas a user mailbox has RecipientTypeDetails set to UserMailbox.

You can select from the following values:

  • ArbitrationMailbox
  • ConferenceRoomMailbox
  • Contact
  • DiscoveryMailbox
  • DynamicDistributionGroup
  • EquipmentMailbox
  • ExternalManagedContact
  • ExternalManagedDistributionGroup
  • LegacyMailbox
  • LinkedMailbox
  • MailboxPlan
  • MailContact
  • MailForestContact
  • MailNonUniversalGroup
  • MailUniversalDistributionGroup
  • MailUniversalSecurityGroup
  • MailUser
  • PublicFolder
  • RoleGroup
  • RoomList
  • RoomMailbox
  • SharedMailbox
  • SystemAttendantMailbox
  • SystemMailbox
  • User
  • UserMailbox

ResultSize

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Unlimited

The ResultSize parameter specifies the maximum number of results to return. If you want to return all recipients that match the filter, use unlimited for the value of this parameter. The default value is 1000.

SortBy

Optional

System.String

The SortBy parameter specifies the attribute by which to sort the results. You can sort by only one attribute at a time. You can sort by the following attributes:

  • Alias
  • DisplayName
  • Name

The results are sorted in ascending order.

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 "Recipient Provisioning Permissions" section in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

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This example retrieves information about all the recipients in your organization.

Get-Recipient -ResultSize unlimited

This example retrieves information about all the mail contacts in your organization and sorts them by name.

Get-Recipient -RecipientType MailContact -SortBy Name
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