Get-AdministrativeUnit

This cmdlet is available only in the cloud-based service.

Use the Get-AdministrativeUnit cmdlet to view administrative units, which are Azure Active Directory containers of resources. You can use administrative units to delegate administrative permissions and apply policies to different groups of users.

Note: Administrative units are only available in Azure Active Directory Premium. You create and manage administrative units in Azure AD PowerShell. Note : We recommend that you use the Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module to connect to Exchange Online PowerShell. For instructions, see Use the Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module (https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/exchange/exchange-online/exchange-online-powershell-v2/exchange-online-powershell-v2).

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax (https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/exchange/exchange-server/exchange-cmdlet-syntax).

Syntax

Get-AdministrativeUnit
   [[-Identity] <AdministrativeUnitIdParameter>]
   [-Confirm]
   [-WhatIf]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although this topic lists all parameters for the cmdlet, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To find the permissions required to run any cmdlet or parameter in your organization, see Find the permissions required to run any Exchange cmdlet.

Examples

Example 1

Get-AdministrativeUnit

This example returns a summary list of all Azure Active Directory administrative units.

Example 2

Get-AdministrativeUnit -Identity "West Coast" | Format-List

This example returns detailed information about the administrative unit with the display name West Coast.

Parameters

-Confirm

The Confirm switch specifies whether to show or hide the confirmation prompt. How this switch affects the cmdlet depends on if the cmdlet requires confirmation before proceeding.

  • Destructive cmdlets (for example, Remove-* cmdlets) have a built-in pause that forces you to acknowledge the command before proceeding. For these cmdlets, you can skip the confirmation prompt by using this exact syntax: -Confirm:$false.

  • Most other cmdlets (for example, New-* and Set-* cmdlets) don't have a built-in pause. For these cmdlets, specifying the Confirm switch without a value introduces a pause that forces you acknowledge the command before proceeding.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Online
-Identity

The Identity parameter specifies the administrative unit that you want to view. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the administrative unit. For example:

  • Display name (this value is the same in Azure AD PowerShell)

  • ExternalDirectoryObjectId (this GUID value is the same as the ObjectId property in Azure AD PowerShell)

  • Name (GUID value)

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • GUID (different value than Name)

Type:AdministrativeUnitIdParameter
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Online
-WhatIf

The WhatIf switch simulates the actions of the command. You can use this switch to view the changes that would occur without actually applying those changes. You don't need to specify a value with this switch.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Online

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