Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP2, Exchange Server 2010 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

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

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

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 "Address book policies" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




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




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that retrieves data from Active Directory.




This parameter is available for multi-tenant deployments. It isn't available for on-premises deployments. For more information about multi-tenant deployments, see Multi-Tenant Support.

The Organization parameter specifies the organization in which you'll perform this action. This parameter doesn't accept wildcard characters, and you must use the exact name of the organization.

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.


Error Description


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"}