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Applies to: Exchange Online

Topic Last Modified: 2014-01-17

This cmdlet is available only in the cloud-based service.

Use the New-AvailabilityConfig cmdlet to create an availability configuration. An availability configuration specifies an existing account that's used to exchange free/busy information between organizations.

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

New-AvailabilityConfig -OrgWideAccount <SecurityPrincipalIdParameter> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Organization <OrganizationIdParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example creates a new availability configuration. The existing account named Tony Smith will be used to exchange free/busy information between organizations.

New-AvailabilityConfig -OrgWideAccount "Tony Smith"

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 "Availability configuration settings" entry in the Clients and mobile devices permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The OrgWideAccount parameter specifies an account or security group that has permission to issue proxy Availability service requests on an organization-wide basis.




The Confirm switch causes the command to pause processing and requires you to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. You don't have to specify a value with the Confirm switch.




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory.




The Organization parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.




The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf 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.

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