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Retrieves one or more outbound translation rules. An outbound translation rule converts phone numbers to the local dialing format for interaction with private branch exchange (PBX) systems and PSTN gateways.


Get-CsOutboundTranslationRule [-Identity <XdsIdentity>] [-LocalStore <SwitchParameter>]
Get-CsOutboundTranslationRule [-Filter <String>] [-LocalStore <SwitchParameter>]


Parameter Required Type Description




The unique identifier for the outbound translation rule you want to retrieve. The Identity consists of the scope followed by a unique name within each scope. For example, site:Redmond/OutboundRule1. Specifying a value for Identity will return at most one outbound translation rule.




Performs a wildcard search on Identity that allows you to narrow down your results to only those outbound translation rules whose identities match the given wildcard string.




Retrieves the outbound translation rule from the local replica of the Central Management database, rather than the Central Management database itself.

Detailed Description

Call this cmdlet to retrieve an existing outbound translation rule. Microsoft Communications Server 2010 normalizes phone numbers to E.164 format. However, many private branch exchange (PBX) systems aren’t able to work with this format. Outbound translations rules translate the number to the local dialing format prior to sending the number to the Mediation Server or Gateway.

Each outbound translation rule is associated with a trunk configuration. More than one outbound translation rule can be associated with each configuration. Therefore, the Identity for each rule consists of a scope along with a name that is unique within the scope (in the format scope/name, for example site:Redmond/OBR1). The rule is automatically associated with the trunk configuration with the same scope.

Return Types

This cmdlet retrieves one or more objects of type Microsoft.Rtc.Management.WritableConfig.Settings.TrunkConfiguration.TranslationRule.


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This example retrieves all outbound translation rules for the Microsoft Communications Server deployment.

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Get-CsOutboundTranslationRule -Identity "site:Redmond/Prefix Redmond"

This example retrieves a single outbound translation rule, the rule with Identity site:Redmond/Prefix Redmond.

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Get-CsOutboundTranslationRule -Filter site:*

This example retrieves all site-level outbound translation rules. The command calls Get-CsOutboundTranslationRule with a Filter of site:*, which will return a collection of all rules with Identity values beginning with the string site:.