Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange Server 2013.

Use the Get-ServerComponentState cmdlet to retrieve configuration settings for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 components and endpoints.

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

Get-ServerComponentState -Identity <ServerIdParameter> [-Component <String>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>]

This example retrieves the component state for the Unified Messaging component.

Get-ServerComponentState -Component UnifiedMessaging

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 "Test system health" entry in the Exchange and Shell infrastructure permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the requester.




The Component parameter specifies the component or endpoint for which you want to retrieve the state.




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

The DomainController parameter isn't supported on Edge Transport servers. An Edge Transport server uses the local instance of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) to read and write data.

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.