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Get Mailbox activity

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Get Mailbox activity

The Get Mailbox activity gets the mailbox for the specified user or all mailboxes on a Microsoft Exchange server.

This activity implements the Microsoft Exchange Get-Mailbox command.

To access this activity in the Workflow Editor, select the Custom tab, and then navigate to Custom Activities > Exchange > Mailbox.
Note: This activity replaces an Exchange activity by the same name available in releases prior to Geneva. If you have a workflow created in a previous version that uses the deprecated activity, your workflow will continue to work normally after upgrading to Geneva. However, all new workflows must use the custom version of this activity. This activity was built with the PowerShell activity designer, which gives workflow administrators the ability to store input and output variables in the databus.

Input variables

Table 1. Get Mailbox input variables
Variable Description
hostname The hostname of the Exchange server with which the activity interacts. Do not enter an IP address in this variable.
domain The name of the Exchange server's assigned domain.
user User whose mailbox this activity should retrieve. If no user is specified, the activity gets all mailboxes on the Exchange server. The activity passes this value to Exchange as the Identity Exchange variable.
parameters Optional parameters to pass to the Exchange server written in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON). Exchange activities cannot pass parameters that reference an object, such as a PSCredential object. Plain text is automatically converted to SecureString objects for parameters that require that data type.
Attempting to save an activity that specifies duplicate parameters, including parameters from activity variables, or incorrectly formatted JSON causes a warning message to appear.
Note: When passing a switch parameter, such as ForceUpgrade, you must use the format "parameter":"true".

Output variables

Table 2. Get Mailbox output variables
Variable Description
result Either success or failure.
error Error message if the operation fails.
output Raw XML payload from the Exchange server. This data includes all Exchange attributes.


Table 3. Get Mailbox conditions
Condition Description
Success The activity succeeded in retrieving the attributes of the specified mailbox.
Failure The activity failed to retrieve the attributes of the specified mailbox.