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-RemoteDomain cmdlet to view the configuration information for the remote domains configured in your organization. You can view the remote domain configuration from inside the Exchange organization or from an Edge Transport server in the perimeter network.

Get-RemoteDomain [-Identity <RemoteDomainIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>]

This example returns all remote domains configured in the Active Directory forest in which you run the command.


This example returns the configuration for the remote domain Contoso.

Get-RemoteDomain Contoso

This example queries Active Directory for all remote domains and displays only those remote domains for which Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format (TNEF) encoding isn't used.

Get-RemoteDomain | Where {$_.TNEFEnabled -eq $false}

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 "Remote domains" entry in the Mail flow permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




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,

The DomainController parameter isn't supported on Edge Transport servers. An Edge Transport server uses the local instance of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) to read and write data.




The Identity parameter specifies the remote domain you want to view. Enter either the GUID or name of the remote domain.




This parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.

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.