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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-ActiveSyncDeviceClass cmdlet to retrieve a list of ActiveSync devices that have connected to your organization. The cmdlet returns the mobile device type and model information.

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

Get-ActiveSyncDeviceClass [-Identity <ActiveSyncDeviceClassIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Filter <String>] [-SortBy <String>]

This example returns a list of all Windows Phones.

Get-ActiveSyncDeviceClass -Filter {DeviceType -eq "WP"}

This example lists all device types within the organization along with a count of the number of devices of each type present.

Get-ActiveSyncDeviceClass | group-object -property DeviceType

You can use this cmdlet to view a list of mobile phones or devices by type. For example, you can return a list of all Android mobile digital devices in the organization or all Windows Phone devices in the 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 "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, dc01.contoso.com.




The Filter parameter uses OPATH filter syntax to filter the results by the specified properties and values. The search criteria uses the syntax {<Property> -<Comparison operator> '<Value>'}.

  • <Property> is a filterable property.

  • -<Comparison Operator> is an OPATH comparison operator. For example -eq for equals and -like for string comparison. For more information about comparison operators, see about_Comparison_Operators.

  • <Value> is the property value. Values that aren't integers need to be enclosed in quotation marks ('Value').

You can chain multiple search criteria together using the logical operators -and and -or. For example, {<Criteria1>) -and <Criteria2>} or {(<Criteria1> -and <Criteria2>) -or <Criteria3>}.

You can filter by the following properties:

  • DeviceModel

  • DeviceType

  • LastUpdateTime




The Identity parameter specifies the ActiveSync device class that you want to view. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the ActiveSync device class. For example:

  • Name

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • GUID




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:

  • DeviceModel

  • DeviceType

  • LastUpdateTime




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.

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