Export-TransportRuleCollection

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other.

Use the Export-TransportRuleCollection cmdlet to export the transport rules in your organization.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb123552.aspx).

Syntax

Export-TransportRuleCollection
      [[-Identity] <RuleIdParameter>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
      [-ExportLegacyRules]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Export-TransportRuleCollection cmdlet can be used to export the transport rule collection in your organization. The format of the exported transport rule collection changed in Exchange Server 2013. The new format can't be imported into Exchange Server 2010.

Exporting the rules collection is a two-step process. You first export the rules collection to a variable, and then use the Set-Content cmdlet to write the data to an XML file. For more information, see Set-Content (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=156132).

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 (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt432940.aspx).

Examples

-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

$file = Export-TransportRuleCollection; Set-Content -Path "C:\MyDocs\Rules.xml" -Value $file.FileData -Encoding Byte

This example exports transport rules. Rule data is first exported to the variable $file, and then written to the XML file Rules.xml in the C:\MyDocs folder.

-------------------------- Example 2 --------------------------

$file = Export-TransportRuleCollection -ExportLegacyRules; Set-Content -Path "C:\MyDocs\LegacyRules.xml" -Value $file.FileData -Encoding Byte

In Exchange Server 2010, this example exports legacy transport rules created in Exchange 2007 using the ExportLegacyRules switch. The cmdlet should be run from an Exchange 2010 Hub Transport server. The exported rules collection can then be imported to Exchange 2010 using the Import-TransportRuleCollection cmdlet.

Optional 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 Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection
-DomainController

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

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, dc01.contoso.com.

The DomainController parameter isn't supported on Edge Transport servers. An Edge Transport server uses the local instance of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) to read and write data.

Type:Fqdn
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019
-ExportLegacyRules

This parameter is available or functional only in Exchange Server 2010.

The ExportLegacyRules switch is used to export legacy transport rules.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010
-Identity

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange, and is functional only in Exchange Server 2010.

The Identity parameter specifies the name or GUID of a transport rule to be exported.

Type:RuleIdParameter
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019
-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 Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2019, Exchange Online, Exchange Online Protection

Inputs

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=616387). If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn't accept input data.

Outputs

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=616387). If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn't return data.