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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-SharingPolicy cmdlet to view the settings of sharing policies.

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

Get-SharingPolicy [-Identity <SharingPolicyIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>]

This example retrieves the default information for the sharing policy FourthCoffee.

Get-SharingPolicy -Identity FourthCoffee

This example retrieves the full information for the sharing policy Fabrikam.

Get-SharingPolicy Fabrikam | 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 "Sharing policies" entry in the Recipients 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, dc01.contoso.com.




The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the sharing policy for which you want to view the settings. You can use one of the following values:

  • ADObjectID

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Legacy DN

  • GUID

The Identity parameter can't be used with the Organization parameter.




This parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.

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.

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