Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange Server 2016.

Use the Get-OutlookAnywhere cmdlet to view Outlook Anywhere virtual directories that are used in Internet Information Services (IIS) on Microsoft Exchange servers.

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

Get-OutlookAnywhere [-Identity <VirtualDirectoryIdParameter>] <COMMON PARAMETERS>

Get-OutlookAnywhere -Server <ServerIdParameter> <COMMON PARAMETERS>

COMMON PARAMETERS: [-ADPropertiesOnly <SwitchParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-ShowMailboxVirtualDirectories <SwitchParameter>]

This example returns all Outlook Anywhere virtual directories on the server named MBX01.

Get-OutlookAnywhere -Server MBX01

This example returns information about the Outlook Anywhere virtual directory named Rpc on the default web site of the server named EXCH01.

Get-OutlookAnywhere -Identity "EXCH01\Rpc (Default Web Site)"

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 "Outlook Anywhere configuration (enable, disable, change, view)" entry in the Clients and mobile devices permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Server parameter specifies the Exchange server that hosts the virtual directory. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the server. For example:

  • Name

  • FQDN

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • ExchangeLegacyDN




The ADPropertiesOnly switch specifies whether to return only the properties about the virtual directory stored in Active Directory. The properties stored in the Internet Information Services (IIS) metabase aren't returned.




The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example,




You can use any value that uniquely identifies the virtual directory. For example:

  • Name or <Server>\Name

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • GUID

The Name value uses the syntax "<VirtualDirectoryName> (<WebsiteName>)" from the properties of the virtual directory. You can specify the wildcard character (*) instead of the default website by using the syntax <VirtualDirectoryName>*.




The ShowMailboxVirtualDirectories switch shows information about backend virtual directories on Mailbox servers. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

By default, this cmdlet shows information about virtual directories in the Client Access services on Mailbox servers. Client connections are proxied from the Client Access services on Mailbox servers to the backend services on Mailbox servers. Clients don't connect directly to the backend services.

We recommend that you use this parameter only under the direction of Microsoft Customer Service and Support.

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.