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Gets roles configured for this site.


Get-AdminRole [[-Name] <String>] [-Id <Guid>] [-BuiltIn <Boolean>] [-Description <String>] [-Metadata <String>] [-Permission <String>] [-Property <String[]>] [-ReturnTotalRecordCount] [-MaxRecordCount <Int32>] [-Skip <Int32>] [-SortBy <String>] [-Filter <String>] [-BearerToken <String>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

Retrieves roles matching the specified criteria. If no parameters are specified, this cmdlet enumerates all roles.

See about_Admin_Filtering for information about advanced filtering options.


Name Description Required? Pipeline Input Default Value
Name Gets roles with the specified name. false true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
Id Gets the role with the specified identifier. false true (ByPropertyName)
BuiltIn Gets roles with the specified value of the BuiltIn flag. false false
Description Gets roles with the specified description. false false
Metadata Gets records with matching metadata entries.
The value being compared with is a concatenation of the key name, a colon, and the value. For example: -Metadata "abc:x*" matches records with a metadata entry having a key name of "abc" and a value starting with the letter "x".
false false
Permission Gets roles that contain a specific permission. false false
Property Specifies the properties to be returned. This is similar to piping the output of the command through Select-Object, but the properties are filtered more efficiently at the server. false false
ReturnTotalRecordCount When specified, the cmdlet outputs an error record containing the number of records available. This error record is additional information and does not affect the objects written to the output pipeline. See about_Admin_Filtering for details. false false False
MaxRecordCount Specifies the maximum number of records to return. false false 250
Skip Skips the specified number of records before returning results. Also reduces the count returned by -ReturnTotalRecordCount. false false 0
SortBy Sorts the results by the specified list of properties. The list is a set of property names separated by commas, semi-colons, or spaces. Optionally, prefix each name with a + or - to indicate ascending or descending order. Ascending order is assumed if no prefix is present. false false The default sort order is by name or unique identifier.
Filter Gets records that match a PowerShell-style filter expression. See about_Admin_Filtering for details. false false
BearerToken Specifies the bearer token assigned to the calling user false false
AdminAddress Specifies the address of a XenDesktop controller the PowerShell snap-in will connect to. You can provide this as a host name or an IP address. false false Localhost. Once a value is provided by any cmdlet, this value becomes the default.

Input Type


You cannot pipe input into this cmdlet.

Return Values


Get-AdminRole returns an object for each matching role.


Example 1

C:\PS> Get-AdminRole -Id 20852cdf-f527-4953-ba6e-e7545217122d


Gets the details of the role with the specific id.

Example 2

C:\PS> Get-AdminRole -BuiltIn $false


List all custom roles.

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