Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange Server 2016.

Use the Get-MailboxServer cmdlet to view information about Mailbox servers in your organization.

Get-MailboxServer [-Identity <MailboxServerIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Status <SwitchParameter>]

This example returns a summary list of all the Mailbox servers in the organization.


This example returns detailed information about the Mailbox server named Server1.

Get-MailboxServer -Identity Server1 | Format-List

The ExchangeVersion attribute returned is the minimum version of Microsoft Exchange that you can use to manage the returned object. This attribute isn't the same as the version of Microsoft Exchange that's displayed in the Exchange admin center when you select Server Configuration.

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 "Mailbox server configuration" entry in the Recipients Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example,




The Identity parameter specifies the Mailbox server that you want to view. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the Mailbox server. For example:

  • Name

  • GUID

  • Distinguished name (DN)




The Status switch specifies whether to include additional property values in the results, for example, the Locale value. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

To see the additional values, you need to pipe the output to a formatting cmdlet, for example, the Format-List cmdlet.

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.