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Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2016

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange Server 2016 and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other.

Use the Get-PublicFolderClientPermission cmdlet to retrieve the user permissions for a public folder.

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

Get-PublicFolderClientPermission -Identity <PublicFolderIdParameter> [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Mailbox <MailboxIdParameter>] [-User <MailboxFolderUserIdParameter>]

This example retrieves the permissions for all users of \My Public Folder.

Get-PublicFolderClientPermission "\My Public Folder"

This example retrieves the permissions for the public folder My Public Folder, for the user Chris. In this example, the output of the Get-PublicFolderClientPermission command is piped to the Format-List command so that all available information is displayed in the result.

Get-PublicFolderClientPermission -Identity "\My Public Folder" -User Chris | Format-List

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 "Public folders" entry in the Sharing and collaboration permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the GUID or public folder name that represents a specific public folder. You can also include the path using the format \TopLevelPublicFolder\PublicFolder.

You can omit the parameter label so that only the public folder name or GUID is supplied.




This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange 2016.

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, dc01.contoso.com.




The Mailbox parameter specifies the identity of the public folder mailbox for which you want to view the permissions. By default, the permissions are returned for the primary public folder mailbox. Using the Mailbox parameter allows you to specify a different public folder mailbox.




The User parameter specifies the user principal name (UPN), domain\user, or alias of a specific user for whom you want to view the permissions on the public folder.

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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