Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

Use the Get-OABVirtualDirectory cmdlet to return configuration information about offline address book (OAB) distribution points.

Get-OabVirtualDirectory [-Identity <VirtualDirectoryIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>]

Get-OabVirtualDirectory -Server <ServerIdParameter> [-DomainController <Fqdn>]

Parameter Required Type Description




The Server parameter specifies the server running Microsoft Exchange on which to perform the selected operation.

You can't use this parameter in conjunction with the Identity parameter.




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that retrieves data from Active Directory.




The Identity parameter specifies the GUID, distinguished name (DN), or OAB virtual directory name that represents a specific OAB virtual directory. You can also include the path using the format Server\OfflineAddressBookVirtualDirectoryName.

You can omit the parameter label so that only the OAB virtual directory name or GUID is supplied.

The Get-OABVirtualDirectory cmdlet allows you to query a distribution point by identity or by Web distribution points on a specific server, or to query for all Web distribution points.

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 "OAB virtual directory" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

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Exceptions Description

This example returns all OAB virtual directory Web distribution points.


This example returns all OAB virtual directory Web distribution points on the server CAS-01-007.

Get-OABVirtualDirectory -Server CAS-01-007