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

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Use the Get-DetailsTemplate cmdlet to retrieve the attributes for details templates.

Get-DetailsTemplate [-Identity <DetailsTemplateIdParameter>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The Get-DetailsTemplate cmdlet retrieves the attributes for one or more details templates. Wildcard characters can be used when specifying the type and language of the details templates.

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

  • Exchange View-Only Administrator role

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




The Confirm parameter 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 parameter.




To specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that retrieves data from Exchange, include the DomainController parameter in the command.




Use the Identity parameter to specify the GUID, or by specifying the details template type and language separated by a slash. For example: en-us\user. Details template types are:

  • User

  • Group

  • PublicFolder

  • SearchDialog

  • MailboxAgent

  • Contact




The WhatIf parameter instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf parameter, 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 parameter.


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The first example retrieves all attributes for the User details template, for the English language.

The second example retrieves all attributes for all details template types, in all languages.

The third code example, retrieves all attributes for all user details template types, in all languages.

Get-DetailsTemplate -Identity en-us\User
Get-DetailsTemplate -Identity *\*
Get-DetailsTemplate -Identity *\User