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 New-IntraOrganizationConnector cmdlet to create an Intra-Organization connector between two on-premises Exchange forests in an organization, between an Exchange on-premises organization and an Exchange Online organization, or between two Exchange Online organizations. This connector enables feature availability and service connectivity across the organizations using a common connector and connection endpoints.

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

New-IntraOrganizationConnector -DiscoveryEndpoint <Uri> -Name <String> -TargetAddressDomains <MultiValuedProperty> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Enabled <$true | $false>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example creates an Intra-Organization connector named "MainCloudConnector" between an on-premises Exchange organization and an Exchange Online organization containing two domains, and

New-IntraorganizationConnector -DiscoveryEndpoint -Name MainCloudConnector -TargetAddressDomains,

The New-IntraOrganizationConnector cmdlet is used to create a connection for features and services between divisions in your Exchange organization. It allows for the expansion of organizational boundaries for features and services across different hosts and network boundaries, such as between Active Directory forests, between on-premises and cloud-based organizations, or between tenants hosted in the same or different datacenters.

For hybrid deployments between on-premises Exchange and Exchange Online organizations, the New-IntraOrganizationConnector cmdlet is used by the Hybrid Configuration wizard. Typically, the Intra-Organization connector is configured when the hybrid deployment is initially created by the wizard. We strongly recommend that you use the Hybrid Configuration wizard to create the Intra-Organization connector when configuring a hybrid deployment with an Exchange Online organization.

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 "Intra-Organization connectors" entry in the Exchange infrastructure and PowerShell permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The DiscoveryEndpoint parameter specifies the externally-accessible URL that's used for the Autodiscover service for the domain that's configured in the Intra-Organization connector.




The Name parameter specifies a friendly name for the Intra-Organization connector. If the value contains spaces, enclose the value in double quotation marks.




The TargetAddressDomains parameter specifies the domain namespaces that will be used in the Intra-organization connector. These domains must have valid Autodiscover endpoints defined in their organizations. The domains and their associated Autodiscover endpoints are used by the Intra-Organization connector for feature and service connectivity.

You specify multiple domain values separated by commas.




The Confirm switch specifies whether to show or hide the confirmation prompt. How this switch affects the cmdlet depends on if the cmdlet requires confirmation before proceeding.

  • Destructive cmdlets (for example, Remove-* cmdlets) have a built-in pause that forces you to acknowledge the command before proceeding. For these cmdlets, you can skip the confirmation prompt by using this exact syntax: -Confirm:$false.

  • Most other cmdlets (for example, New-* and Set-* cmdlets) don't have a built-in pause. For these cmdlets, specifying the Confirm switch without a value introduces a pause that forces you acknowledge the command before proceeding.




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 Enabled parameter enables or disabled the Intra-organization connector. The valid values for this parameter are $true or $false. The default value is $true.

When you set the value to $false, you completely stop connectivity for the specific connection.




The WhatIf switch simulates the actions of the command. You can use this switch to view the changes that would occur without actually applying those changes. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

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.