Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

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

Use the Get-ForeignConnector cmdlet to view the configuration information for a Foreign connector in the Transport service of a Mailbox server.

Get-ForeignConnector [-Identity <ForeignConnectorIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>]

This example lists all Foreign connectors in your organization.


This example displays detailed configuration information for the Foreign connector named Fax Connector.

Get-ForeignConnector "Fax Connector" | Format-List

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 "Foreign connectors" entry in the Mail flow 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 DomainController parameter isn't supported on Edge Transport servers. An Edge Transport server uses the local instance of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) to read and write data.




The Identity parameter specifies the Foreign connector that you want to examine. The Identity parameter can take any of the following values for the Foreign connector object:

  • GUID

  • Connector name

  • ServerName\ConnectorName

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.