Applies to: Office 365 for professionals and small businesses, Office 365 for enterprises, Live@edu
Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19
You can use the Exchange Control Panel or Windows PowerShell to view and search for mailboxes in your organization.
Let's take a look at when you might want to use each tool.
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To perform this procedure using the Exchange Control Panel, you must have administrator permissions in your cloud-based e-mail organization. To learn how to give a user administrator permissions, see Give Users Administrator Permissions.
Sign in using your administrator credentials. Click Options at the top of the screen to reach the Exchange Control Panel.
Select Manage My Organization > Users & Groups > Mailboxes. Up to 500 mailboxes display.
To display a specific mailbox type only, in the Select view pull-down menu, select the type. By default, all mailbox types are displayed.
To sort alphabetically in ascending or descending order, click either the Display Name, Mailbox Type, or E-mail Address column heading. By default, the mailboxes are sorted alphabetically in ascending order by display name.
To search for a particular mailbox or a set of mailboxes, enter a full or partial string from the display name or the e-mail address and then click . All mailboxes that contain the characters you entered, in the order you entered, in the display name or the e-mail address, are displayed. For example, if you enter "sa", Susan, Sam, Samar, and Lisa are displayed.
To learn how to install and configure Windows PowerShell and connect to the service, see Use Windows PowerShell in Exchange Online.
To view all mailboxes in your organization, run the following command:
Get-Mailbox -ResultSize unlimited
To view a filtered set of mailboxes in your organization, run the following command:
Get-Mailbox -Filter '(MailboxProperty -FilterOperator "Value")'
For example, to display all room mailboxes, ,run the following command:
Get-Mailbox -Filter '(RecipientTypeDetails -eq "RoomMailbox")'
To view all the mailboxes on litigation hold, run the following command:
Get-Mailbox -Filter '(LitigationHoldEnabled -eq $true)'