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

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-19

Use the Get-ManagedFolder cmdlet to retrieve the attributes of one or more managed folders.


Get-ManagedFolder [-Identity <ELCFolderIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Organization <OrganizationIdParameter>]
Get-ManagedFolder [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Mailbox <MailboxIdParameter>] [-Organization <OrganizationIdParameter>]

Detailed Description

The Get-ManagedFolder cmdlet retrieves the specified managed folder attributes:

  • If only an Identity parameter value is present, the command retrieves the specified folder and all associated attributes.

  • If a Mailbox parameter value is present, the command retrieves all managed folders that apply to that user by means of a managed folder mailbox policy applied by an administrator. Managed folders that users add by means of an organization's managed folder opt-in Web site aren't displayed by this command.

  • If no parameter values are specified, the command retrieves all the folder objects and their associated attributes.

The Get-ManagedFolder cmdlet accepts a ManagedFolder object or an identity string as pipelined input.

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 "Messaging records management" entry in the Messaging Policy and Compliance Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




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




The Identity parameter specifies the name, distinguished name (DN), or GUID of the managed folder.




The Mailbox parameter specifies the identity of the mailbox. Valid values include SMTP address, domain name, and alias. The command retrieves all the folders that apply to the specified user.




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.

Input Types

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.

Return Types

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.



This example retrieves information about the managed folder MyManagedFolder. The output of the Get-ManagedFolder cmdlet is piped to the Format-List cmdlet so that all the available information is displayed in the result.

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Get-ManagedFolder MyManagedFolder | Format-List