How can I do a query in powershell to see what a current setting is before I make changes?

I'm not very well aquainted with PowerShell, but there are commandlets that I'd like to use for Exchange. Before I make changes, I'd like to do a query just to see what some settings are at. Is there a universal way to do this in powershell? For example, the same command can give me the status of what a setting is, either "default", or "yes", or "no"?

Thanks in Advance
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mmahelpdeskAsked:
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footechConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Not universal, but in general in PowerShell for each cmdlet that performs a specific action (or deals with a group of settings), that cmdlet has a "Set-" prefix, and there is usually a matching cmdlet with a "Get-" prefix to retrieve current settings.
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
you can end command with -whatif switch which can tell you what options are there for yes \ no

Also you can get existing setting by piping to get full list, format list

You can check command for all parameters and examples with
Get-Help cmdlet -examples
OR
Get-Help cmdlet -Full
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Will SzymkowskiConnect With a Mentor Senior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Most common commands to get user data are below...

Active Directory
Get-ADUser -Identity <samacountname> -Properties * | fl

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The above code will list all of the properties in a list format for a specific user

Exchange
Get-Mailbox -Identity <alias> | fl 

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The above code shows default mailbox properties

Get-CASMailbox -Identity <alias> | fl

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The above code will show specific CAS services that are enabled on a users mailbox

Get-MailboxStatistics -Identity <alias> | fl

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The above code will get detailed information about the users mailbox like Size/Item Count/etc

Will.
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mmahelpdeskAuthor Commented:
Awesome, this is exactly what I needed. Thanks!
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