Was this page helpful?
Your feedback about this content is important. Let us know what you think.
Additional feedback?
1500 characters remaining
Export (0) Print
Expand All



Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2016

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-MailboxFolderPermission cmdlet to view the folder-level permissions for a folder or a specific user's permissions for a folder.

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

Get-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity <MailboxFolderIdParameter> [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-User <MailboxFolderUserIdParameter>]

This example returns the current list of user permissions for John's Reports mailbox folder under the Marketing folder.

Get-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity john@contoso.com:\Marketing\Reports

This example returns the permissions that Ayla has to view John's Marketing Reports folder.

Get-MailboxFolderPermission -Identity john@contoso.com:\Marketing\Reports -User Ayla@contoso.com

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 folder permissions" entry in the Recipients Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the mailbox and folder for which you want to view permissions. This parameter takes the following format: <SMTP Address or Alias of the mailbox>:<Folder path>, for example, john@contoso.com:\Calendar.




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, dc01.contoso.com.




The User parameter specifies who's granted permission to view or modify folder contents of the user and folder specified in the Identity parameter. You can use the following values:

  • Alias

  • SMTP address

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.

Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback
© 2015 Microsoft