Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange Server 2013.

Use the Set-DetailsTemplate cmdlet to modify the attributes of a details template. To make changes to the details template format and layout, you need to use the Details Templates Editor in the Exchange Toolbox.

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

Set-DetailsTemplate -Identity <DetailsTemplateIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Pages <MultiValuedProperty>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example sets attributes for the User details template for the U.S. English language.

Set-DetailsTemplate -Identity en-us\User

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 "Details templates" entry in the Email address and address book permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the details template using a GUID or specifies a template type and language separated by a slash. The following is an example of the user template type and U.S. English language: en-us\User. Details template types include:

  • User

  • Group

  • PublicFolder

  • SearchDialog

  • MailboxAgent

  • Contact




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.




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




This parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.




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.