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-ClassificationRuleCollection cmdlet to view the classification rule collections in your organization.

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

Get-ClassificationRuleCollection [-Identity <ClassificationRuleCollectionIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>]

This example returns a summary list of all classification rule collections.


This example returns detailed information about the classification rule collection named Microsoft Rule Pack. The command is piped to the Format-List cmdlet to display the detailed configuration of the specified classification rule collection.

Get-ClassificationRuleCollection "Microsoft Rule Pack" | Format-List

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 "Data loss prevention (DLP)" entry in the Messaging policy and compliance 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,




The Identity parameter specifies the classification rule collection you want to view. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the classification rule collection. For example, you can specify the name, rule collection name or distinguished name (DN) of the classification rule collection.




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.