This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange. Caution : Incorrect usage of the setting override cmdlets can cause serious damage to your Exchange organization. This damage could require you to reinstall Exchange. Only use these cmdlets as instructed by product documentation or under the direction of Microsoft Customer Service and Support.

Use the Get-SettingOverride cmdlet to view existing setting overrides that store Exchange customizations in Active Directory instead of in text files on the server.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax (


   [[-Identity] <SettingOverrideIdParameter>]
   [-DomainController <Fqdn>]


Setting overrides configure and store Exchange server customizations in Active Directory. The settings can be organization-wide or server-specific, and they persist in Active Directory across Exchange Cumulative Updates (CUs). Exchange customizations in web.config or exe.config XML application configuration files are server-specific, and are lost when you install the next Exchange CU.

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.


Example 1

Get-SettingOverride | Format-List Name,Reason,ComponentName,SectionName,Parameters,Server

This example displays a summary list of all setting override objects.

Example 2

Get-SettingOverride -Identity "IM Server Integration"

This example displays a detailed information for the setting override object named IM Server Integration.



The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example,

Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019

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

  • Name

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • GUID

Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019