Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-15

Use the Get-AddressList cmdlet to view all attributes of an address list.


Get-AddressList [-Identity <AddressListIdParameter>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Organization <OrganizationIdParameter>]
Get-AddressList -Container <AddressListIdParameter> [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-Organization <OrganizationIdParameter>]

Detailed Description

You can pipe the output from the Get-AddressList cmdlet to the Remove-AddressList, Set-AddressList, Update-Addresslist, and Move-AddressList cmdlets instead of using the Identity parameter with each of those cmdlets.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Address lists" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Container parameter specifies the identity of the parent address list of the address list or lists that you want to view. If no parent address list is specified, the command gets all address lists under the root All Address Lists.




The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that retrieves data from Active Directory.




The Identity parameter specifies the GUID, distinguished name (DN), or address list name that represents a specific address list. You can also include the path using the format Path\AddressListName.

You can omit the parameter label so that only the address list name or GUID is supplied.




This parameter is available for multi-tenant deployments. It isn't available for on-premises deployments. For more information about multi-tenant deployments, see Multi-Tenant Support.

The Organization parameter specifies the organization in which you'll perform this action. This parameter doesn't accept wildcard characters, and you must use the exact name of the organization.

Input Types

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

Return Types

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.



This example gets the attributes of all the address lists under the All Address Lists container.

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This example gets the attributes of the address list building4, located under the All Users\Sales\ address list, using the domain controller DomainController01.

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Get-AddressList -Identity "All Users\Sales\building4" -DomainController DomainController01