Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-01-16

Use the Get-ServerHealth cmdlet to return health information related to the server you specify.

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


Get-ServerHealth -Identity <ServerIdParameter> [-HaImpactingOnly <SwitchParameter>] [-HealthSet <String>]



This example returns the server health for server Server01.

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Get-ServerHealth -Identity Server01 

Detailed Description

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.

The cmdlet returns health values that you can use to determine the state of the server. See Server Health and Performance for related information.

The cmdlet also returns an alert value that provides the specific state of your server. The following values may be returned:

  • Degraded

  • Unhealthy

  • Repairing

  • Disabled

  • Unavailable

  • UnInitialized


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the server you want health information for.




The HaImpactingOnly switch specifies whether the cmdlet must roll up only the monitors that have HaImpacting set to True.




The HealthSet parameter returns the health state of a group of monitors. Monitors that are similar or are tied to a component’s architecture are grouped to form a health set. You can determine the collection of monitors (and associated probes and responders) in a given health set by using the Get-MonitoringItemIdentity cmdlet.

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.