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-ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRule cmdlet to retrieve an access group of Exchange mobile devices along with their access level.

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

Get-ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRule [-Identity <ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRuleIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>]

This example lists all the rules currently blocking mobile phones.

Get-ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRule | where {$_.AccessLevel -eq 'Block'}

This example lists all device access rules set up on the server.

Get-ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRule | Format-List Characteristic, QueryString, AccessLevel

You can create multiple groups of devices: allowed devices, blocked devices, and quarantined devices with the New-ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRule cmdlet. The Get-ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRule cmdlet retrieves the settings for any existing group.

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 "Exchange ActiveSync settings" entry in the Clients and mobile devices 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 unique identifier for the device access rule.




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.