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Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

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

Use the Get-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup cmdlet to obtain a variety of configuration settings, status, and other information about a database availability group (DAG).

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

Get-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup [-Identity <DatabaseAvailabilityGroupIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Status <SwitchParameter>]

This example displays the basic properties of the DAG DAG1. The output for the command is formatted as a list.

Get-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup DAG1 | Format-List

This example displays the properties of the DAG DAG2. Because it includes the Status parameter, the task also displays real-time status information for DAG2, such as the current list of operational servers, and the server currently holding the Primary Active Manager role. In addition, several properties of the DAG, such as the witness server and directory configuration information are also displayed. The output for the command is formatted as a list.

Get-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup DAG2 -Status | Format-List

In addition to obtaining a list of DAG members, the Get-DatabaseAvailabilityGroup cmdlet can also be used to view real-time status information about a DAG, such as:

  • OperationalServers

  • PrimaryActiveManager

  • ReplicationPort

  • NetworkNames

  • WitnessShareInUse

Use the Status parameter with the command to include the values for these listed properties. Without the Status parameter, the values returned for these properties are blank.

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 "Database availability group properties" entry in the High availability and site resilience 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, dc01.contoso.com.




The Identity parameter specifies the name of the DAG to query.




The Status parameter instructs the command to query Active Directory for additional information, and to include real-time status information in the output.

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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