Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

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

Use the Get-TransportServer cmdlet to view the transport configuration information for the Transport service on Mailbox servers or for Edge Transport servers.

Get-TransportServer [-Identity <TransportServerIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>]

This example provides different results depending on the server role on which it's run. When you run this command on an Edge Transport server, it provides a configuration summary for the local server. Otherwise, it displays a list of all Mailbox servers in your organization.


This example retrieves the detailed transport configuration information for the Transport service on the Mailbox server named Mailbox01.

Get-TransportServer Mailbox01 | Format-List

The Get-TransportServer cmdlet will be removed in a future version of Exchange. You should use the Get-TransportService cmdlet instead.

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 "Transport service" or "Edge Transport server" entries 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 server you want to view. When you use this parameter on a Mailbox server, the parameter returns the transport configuration of the Transport service on specified server. You can't use this parameter on an Edge Transport server.

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.