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Update-FileDistributionService

Exchange 2010
 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-15

Use the Update-FileDistributionService cmdlet to access the Microsoft Exchange File Distribution service to poll for offline address book (OAB), Group Metrics, and Unified Messaging (UM) configuration and data.


Update-FileDistributionService -Identity <ServerIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Type <String>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The Update-FileDistributionService cmdlet forces the Microsoft Exchange File Distribution service to reload its configuration and poll for new data associated with OAB, Group Metrics, and Unified Messaging configuration.

noteNote:
If you don't use the Type parameter when running this command, OAB, Unified Messaging, and Group Metrics data are reloaded.

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 "File distribution service" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.ServerIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the GUID or server name that represents a specific server.

You can omit the parameter label Identity so that only the server name or GUID is supplied.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm switch 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 switch.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory.

Type

Optional

System.String

The Type parameter specifies whether to reload OAB, Unified Messaging, or Group Metrics data. If you don't use the Type parameter when running this command, OAB, Unified Messaging, and Group Metrics data are reloaded.

The Type parameter takes the following values:

  • OAB   Using the OAB value forces the Exchange File Distribution service to reload its configuration and poll for new data associated with OABs.
  • UM   Using the UM value forces the Exchange File Distribution service to reload its configuration and poll for new data associated with Unified Messaging.
  • GM   Using the GM value forces the Exchange File Distribution service to reload its configuration and poll for new data associated with Group Metrics.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

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

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

This example polls Server1 to check for updated OAB files for OABs associated with Server1.

Update-FileDistributionService -Identity Server1 -Type "OAB"

This example polls Server1 for changes to OAB, Group Metrics, and Unified Messaging files associated with Server1.

Update-FileDistributionService -Identity Server1

This example polls Server1 for changes to Group Metrics files associated with Server1.

Update-FileDistributionService -Identity Server1 -Type GM
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