By default when you run a command through PowerShell to retrieve values with registry keys, the response shows the values as being empty. Here’s an example – I use the following command to set an excluded DC:
Set-ExchangeServer -Identity CSX2K71 -StaticExcludedDomainControllers excludeme.csx2k7dom.com
The key appears as expected in the registry (within MSExchange ADAccess | Profiles | Default) :
However, when you try to retrieve the settings using the default command, you get the following output:
In order to retrieve the registry values, you must add the –Status command as follows:
Get-ExchangeServer -Identity CSX2K71 -Status | fl Name, StaticExcludedDomainControllers
Further details about usage of the Get-ExchangeServer commands can be found on TechNet (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123873.aspx).
Posted by Chris Stevenson (UK Premier Field Engineer)