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Get-Recipient returns no results in Office 365

7 Dec 2015 by Emma Robinson

If you’re using Office 365 a lot you may have come across an issue where running the Get-Recipient cmdlet returns no results.

PS C:\> Get-Recipient
PS C:\>

Microsoft are aware of the issue and it seems to be due to a bug in Exchange Online.
To work around this issue – simply append an Asterix to the end of the cmdlet like this:

PS C:\> Get-Recipient *
Name RecipientType
---- -------------
GarthF UserMailbox
JanetS UserMailbox
TonyK UserMailbox
ZrinkaM UserMailbox
Brian Johnson (TAILSPIN) UserMailbox
Bob Kelly (TAILSPIN) MailContact
Conf Room Adams UserMailbox
Tailspin Toys MailUniversalDistributionGroup
Building 1 Rooms MailUniversalDistributionGroup
Building 2 Rooms MailUniversalDistributionGroup
PS C:\>