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Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-08

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

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

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

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

To run the Get-OABVirtualDirectory cmdlet, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.


Parameter Required Type Description




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




To specify the fully qualified domain name of the domain controller that retrieves data from Active Directory, include the DomainController parameter in the command.




Use the Identity parameter to specify the GUID, distinguished name or offline address book virtual directory name that represents a specific offline address book virtual directory. You can also include the path using the format Server\OfflineAddressBookVirtualDirectoryName.

You can omit the parameter label Identity so that only the offline address book virtual directory name or GUID.


Error Description


Exceptions Description

This example will return all OAB virtual directory web distribution points.

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