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Article ID: 2489602 - Last Review: April 6, 2011 - Revision: 2.0


The Get-FederationInformation command cannot query federation information from an external Exchange organization in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 environment. This issue occurs when SSL offloading is enabled on the external Exchange organization. Therefore, you cannot establish an organization relationship with this external Exchange organization by using the results from the command. Additionally, you receive an error message that does not provide useful information on what should be done to resolve this issue.

For example, you run the following command:

Get-FederationInformation -DomainName -Verbose

In this situation, you receive the following error message:

Type=Failure;Url=;Exception=Discovery for domain
failed.;Details=(Type=Failure;Url=;Exception=The message with To
'' cannot be processed at the receiver, due to an AddressFilter
mismatch at the EndpointDispatcher. Check that the sender and receiver's EndpointAddresses agree.;);


This issue occurs because SSL offloading causes a mismatch between HTTP and HTTPS.


To resolve this issue, install the following update rollup:
2529939  ( ) Description of Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information about how to configure SSL offloading in Exchange Server 2010, visit the following Microsoft website:
How to configure SSL offloading in Exchange Server 2010 (
For more information about the Get-FederationInformation cmdlet, visit the following Microsoft website:
General information about the Get-FederationInformation cmdlet (

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard
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