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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-UMCallAnsweringRule cmdlet to view the properties of a Unified Messaging (UM) call answering rule that has been created within a UM-enabled mailbox.

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

Get-UMCallAnsweringRule [-Identity <UMCallAnsweringRuleIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Mailbox <MailboxIdParameter>]

This example returns a formatted list of call answering rules in a user's UM-enabled mailbox.

Get-UMCallAnsweringRule -Identity MyUMCallAnsweringRule -Mailbox tonysmith | Format-List

This example displays the properties of the call answering rule MyUMCallAnsweringRule.

Get-UMCallAnsweringRule -Identity MyUMCallAnsweringRule

The Get-UMCallAnsweringRule cmdlet enables you to view the properties of a call answering rule that has been created in a UM-enabled user's mailbox. It allows you to retrieve the properties for a single call answering rule or a list of call answering rules in a UM-enabled user's mailbox.

After this task is completed, the cmdlet returns the parameters and the values specified.

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 "UM call answering rules" entry in the Unified Messaging 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 Identity parameter specifies the identifier for a call answering rule being viewed.




The Mailbox parameter specifies the UM-enabled mailbox that contains the UM call answering rule. The default is the user's mailbox running the cmdlet.

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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