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-AddressBookPolicy cmdlet to return address book policies that match the specified conditions.

By default in Exchange Online, the Address List role isn’t assigned to any role groups. To use any cmdlets that require the Address List role, you need to add the role to a role group. For more information, see the "Add a role to a role group" section in the topic, Manage role groups.

Get-AddressBookPolicy [-Identity <MailboxPolicyIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>]

This example returns detailed information about all address book policies in your organization by pipelining the Format-List cmdlet.

Get-AddressBookPolicy | Format-List

This example returns default information about the address book policy All Fabrikam

Get-AddressBookPolicy -Identity "All Fabrikam"

This example returns information about all address book policies for which the offline address book (OAB) that the address book policy uses is named Fabrikam All OAB.

Get-AddressBookPolicy | where {$_.OfflineAddressBook eq "\Fabrikam All OAB"}

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although this topic lists all parameters for the cmdlet, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To find the permissions required to run any cmdlet or parameter in your organization, see Find the permissions required to run any Exchange cmdlet.


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,




The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the address book policy.

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.