Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

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

Use the New-OutlookProvider cmdlet to create the AutoDiscoverConfig object, and then populate the object with relevant settings.

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

New-OutlookProvider -Name <String> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Organization <OrganizationIdParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example creates the AutoDiscoverConfig object MyOABUrl.

New-OutlookProvider -Name MyOABUrl

This example creates the AutoDiscoverConfig object Autodiscover1, and the specified domain controller writes the change to Active Directory.

New-OutlookProvider -DomainController DC1 -Name Autodiscover1

The New-OutlookProvider cmdlet creates the AutoDiscoverConfig object under the Global Settings object in Active Directory and sets the attributes specified.

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 "Autodiscover service configuration settings" entry in the Clients and mobile devices permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Name parameter provides the common name of the AutoDiscoverConfig object. This can be a user-friendly name for identification.




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.