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Applies to: Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online

Topic Last Modified: 2013-06-21

Use the Get-MoveRequestStatistics cmdlet to view detailed information about move requests.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Syntax.

Get-MoveRequestStatistics -Identity <MoveRequestIdParameter> <COMMON PARAMETERS>
Get-MoveRequestStatistics -MoveRequestQueue <DatabaseIdParameter> [-MailboxGuid <Guid>] <COMMON PARAMETERS>
COMMON PARAMETERS: [-Diagnostic <SwitchParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-IncludeReport <SwitchParameter>]

This example returns the default statistics for Tony Smith's mailbox, which include the status, mailbox size, archive mailbox size, and the percentage complete.

Get-MoveRequestStatistics -Identity Tony@contoso.com

This example returns the detailed statistics for Tony Smith's mailbox by pipelining the results to the Format-List command.

Get-MoveRequestStatistics -Identity "contoso\tony" | Format-List

This example returns additional information about the mailbox move for Tony Smith's mailbox and exports the report to a .csv file.

Get-MoveRequestStatistics -Identity Tony@contoso.com -IncludeReport | Export-CSV C:\MRStats.csv

This example returns default statistics for all mailboxes whose move requests are in progress or haven't been cleared for the database MBXDB02.

Get-MoveRequestStatistics -MoveRequestQueue "MBXDB02" 

The MoveRequestQueue parameter syntax set is for debugging purposes only.

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 "Mailbox moves" entry in the Recipients Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the mailbox or mail user. You can use one of the following values:

  • GUID

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Domain\Account

  • User principal name (UPN)

  • Legacy Exchange DN

  • SMTP address

  • Alias

This parameter can't be used with the MoveRequestQueue or MailboxGuid parameters.




The MoveRequestQueue parameter specifies the mailbox database on which the move request resides. You can use one of the following values:

  • GUID of the database

  • Database name

This parameter can't be used with the Identity or MRSInstance parameters.




The Diagnostic switch specifies whether to retrieve extremely detailed information about the mailbox import request.




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




The IncludeReport switch specifies whether to return additional details, which can be used for troubleshooting.




The MailboxGuid parameter specifies the GUID of a mailbox for which you want to view the move request statistics.

This parameter can't be used with the Identity parameter.

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.

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