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Exchange 2013

Applies to: Exchange Online Protection, Exchange Online

Topic Last Modified: 2014-01-20

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

Use the Get-HistoricalSearch cmdlet to view information about historical searches that have been performed within the last ten days.

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

Get-HistoricalSearch [-JobId <Guid>] [-Organization <OrganizationIdParameter>]

The example returns a summary list of all historical searches that have been performed in the last ten days.


This example returns detailed information about the historical search that's in progress that has the identity value f9c66f83-b5c8-4a0c-91f4-a38376f74182.

Get-HistoricalSearch -JobId f9c66f83-b5c8-4a0c-91f4-a38376f74182 | Format-List

A historical search provides message trace and report details in a comma-separated value (CSV) file for messages that are between seven and ninety days old.

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 "View Reports" entry in the Feature permissions in Exchange Online topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The JobId parameter specifies the GUID identifier of the historical search that you want to view.




The Organization 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.

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