Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2016

Topic Last Modified: 2016-07-27

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange Server 2016 and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other.

Use the Get-AdminAuditLogConfig cmdlet to view the administrator audit logging configuration settings.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax.

Get-AdminAuditLogConfig [-DomainController <Fqdn>]

This example displays the administrator audit logging settings. The output of the Get-AdminAuditLogConfig cmdlet is piped to the Format-List cmdlet. For more information about piping and the Format-List cmdlet, see the following topics:

Get-AdminAuditLogConfig | Format-List

When audit logging is enabled, a log entry is created for each cmdlet that's run, excluding Get cmdlets.

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 "Administrator audit logging" entry in the Exchange infrastructure and PowerShell permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange 2016.

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,

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.