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Get-RemoteMailbox

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

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

Use the Get-RemoteMailbox cmdlet to retrieve the mail-related attributes of users in the on-premises organization that have associated mailboxes in the cloud-based service.

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

Get-RemoteMailbox [-Anr <String>] <COMMON PARAMETERS>
Get-RemoteMailbox [-Identity <RemoteMailboxIdParameter>] <COMMON PARAMETERS>
COMMON PARAMETERS: [-Archive <SwitchParameter>] [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Filter <String>] [-IgnoreDefaultScope <SwitchParameter>] [-OnPremisesOrganizationalUnit <OrganizationalUnitIdParameter>] [-ReadFromDomainController <SwitchParameter>] [-ResultSize <Unlimited>] [-SortBy <String>]

This example returns a summary list of all remote mailboxes in your organization.

Get-RemoteMailbox

This example returns a detailed information for the remote mailbox for the user laura@contoso.com.

Get-RemoteMailbox -Identity laura@contoso.com | Format-List

This example uses alternate credentials to retrieve a list of one or more mail-enabled users with mailboxes in the service. This is useful if the account you typically use doesn't have administrative permissions. The credentials are used to access the on-premises Active Directory domain controllers.

First, run the following command to prompt you for your credentials, and then store them in a variable.

$Credentials = Get-Credential

Then retrieve a list of remote mailboxes using the credentials you provided by using the following command.

Get-RemoteMailbox -Credential $Credentials

The Get-RemoteMailbox cmdlet retrieves the mail-related attributes of a mail user in the on-premises Active Directory. It doesn't retrieve the attributes of the associated cloud-based mailbox. Most of the mail-related attributes of the on-premises mail user and the associated cloud-based mailbox should be the same. However, the cloud-based mailbox has additional attributes that you can't view by using this cmdlet. To view the attributes of the cloud-based mailbox, you need to use the Exchange admin center in the cloub-based service, or use remote PowerShell to connect to your cloud-based organization and run the Get-Mailbox cmdlet.

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 "Remote mailboxes" entry in the Recipients Permissions topic.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Anr

Optional

System.String

The Anr parameter specifies a string on which to perform an ambiguous name resolution (ANR) search. You can specify a partial string and search for objects with an attribute that matches that string. The default attributes searched are:

  • CommonName (CN)

  • DisplayName

  • FirstName

  • LastName

  • Alias

Archive

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Archive switch specifies whether to return information about the recipient's archive mailbox.

Credential

Optional

System.Management.Automation.PSCredential

The Credential parameter specifies the user name and password that's used to run this command. Typically, you use this parameter in scripts or when you need to provide different credentials that have the required permissions.

This parameter requires the creation and passing of a credential object. This credential object is created by using the Get-Credential cmdlet. For more information, see Get-Credential.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

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.

Filter

Optional

System.String

The Filter parameter indicates the OPath filter used to filter recipients.

For more information about the filterable properties, see Filterable properties for the -Filter parameter.

Identity

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.RemoteMailboxIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the remote mailbox that you want to view. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the remote mailbox.

For example:

  • Name

  • Display name

  • Alias

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Canonical DN

  • <domain name>\<account name>

  • Email address

  • GUID

  • LegacyExchangeDN

  • SamAccountName

  • User ID or user principal name (UPN)

IgnoreDefaultScope

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The IgnoreDefaultScope switch tells the command to ignore the default recipient scope setting for the Exchange Management Shell session, and to use the entire forest as the scope. This allows the command to access Active Directory objects that aren't currently available in the default scope.

Using the IgnoreDefaultScope switch introduces the following restrictions:

  • You can't use the DomainController parameter. The command uses an appropriate global catalog server automatically.

  • You can only use the DN for the Identity parameter. Other forms of identification, such as alias or GUID, aren't accepted.

OnPremisesOrganizationalUnit

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.OrganizationalUnitIdParameter

The OnPremisesOrganizationalUnit parameter filters the results by the object's location in Active Directory.

Valid input for this parameter is an organizational unit (OU) or domain that's visible using the Get-OrganizationalUnit cmdlet. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the OU or domain. For example:

  • Name

  • Canonical name

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • GUID

ReadFromDomainController

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The ReadFromDomainController switch specifies that information should be read from a domain controller in the user's domain. If you run the command Set-AdServerSettings -ViewEntireForest $true to include all objects in the forest and you don't use the ReadFromDomainController switch, it's possible that information will be read from a global catalog that has outdated information. When you use the ReadFromDomainController switch, multiple reads might be necessary to get the information. You don't have to specify a value with this switch.

noteNote:
By default, the recipient scope is set to the domain that hosts your Exchange servers.

ResultSize

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Unlimited

The ResultSize parameter specifies the maximum number of results to return. If you want to return all requests that match the query, use unlimited for the value of this parameter. The default value is 1000.

SortBy

Optional

System.String

The SortBy parameter specifies the property to sort the results by. You can sort by only one property at a time. The results are sorted in ascending order.

If the default view doesn't include the property you're sorting by, you can append the command with | Format-Table -Auto <Property1>,<Property2>... to create a new view that contains all of the properties that you want to see. Wildcards (*) in the property names are supported.

You can sort by the following properties:

  • Name

  • DisplayName

  • Alias

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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