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Find the internal and external URLs for the Exchange admin center

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

Because the Exchange admin center (EAC) is a web-based management console in Exchange Server 2013, you access it by using the ECP virtual directory URL in a web browser. This topic shows you how to find the ECP virtual directory URL.


The ECP is the web-based user interface developed for Exchange Server 2010. The EAC cmdlets for virtual directories still use "ECP" in the name, and these cmdlets can be used to manage Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013 ECP virtual directories.

To learn more about the EAC, see Exchange admin center in Exchange 2013.

What do you need to know before you begin?

  • Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes.

  • You can't use the EAC to perform this procedure. You must use the Shell.

  • You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "Exchange admin center connectivity" entry in the Exchange and Shell infrastructure permissions topic.

  • For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the procedures in this topic, see Keyboard shortcuts in the Exchange admin center.


Having problems? Ask for help in the Exchange forums. Visit the forums at Exchange Server.

Use the Shell to find the internal and external URLs for the ECP virtual directory

This example returns the ECP virtual directory name, internal URL, and external URL in a formatted list.

Get-ECPVirtualDirectory | Format-List Name,InternalURL,ExternalURL

When the command is completed, use the InternalURL or ExternalURL values in your web browser to launch the EAC.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Get-EcpVirtualDirectory.