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 existing sharing policies that control how users inside your organization can share free/busy and contact information with users outside your organization..

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

Users can only share free/busy and contact information after federation has been configured between Exchange organizations. After that, users can send sharing invitations to the external recipients as long as those invitations comply with the sharing policy. A sharing policy needs to be assigned to a mailbox to be effective. If a mailbox doesn't have a specific sharing policy assigned, a default policy enforces the sharing settings for the mailbox.

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,




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

  • ADObjectID

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Legacy DN

  • GUID

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.