Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-01-11

Use the Test-IPBlockListProvider cmdlet to test the configuration for a specific IP Block list provider that's used by the Connection Filter agent.


Test-IPBlockListProvider -Identity <IPBlockListProviderIdParameter> -IPAddress <IPAddress> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Server <ServerIdParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]



This example tests the connectivity to the fictitious IP Block list provider ExampleProviderName, and then issues a lookup request to that provider using the IP address

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Test-IPBlockListProvider -IPAddress -Identity ExampleProviderName

Detailed Description

The Test-IPBlockListProvider cmdlet checks connectivity to the specified IP Block list provider and then issues a lookup request to the IP Block list provider. When you test the connection and functionality of the IP Block list provider, you must enter a known blocked IP address in the IPAddress parameter.

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 "Anti-spam features" entry in the Anti-Spam and Anti-Malware Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies the IP Block list provider you want to test. Valid input for this parameter is the name or GUID of the IP Block list provider you want to test.




The IPAddress parameter specifies the IP address to be sent to the IP Block list provider for the test. The IPAddress parameter is used to verify and test the IP Block list providers that you've configured.




The Confirm switch causes the command to pause processing and requires you to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. You don't have to specify a value with the Confirm switch.




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




The Server parameter specifies the Exchange server on which you want to run this command. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the server. For example:

  • Name

  • FQDN

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • Exchange Legacy DN

If you don't use the Server parameter, the command is run on the local server.




The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf switch.

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.