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

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

This topic explains how to modify a global address list's (GAL) settings by using the Exchange Management Shell.

Looking for other management tasks related to address lists? Check out Managing Address Lists.

You can't edit the settings of the default GAL.

Use the Shell to configure GAL properties

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Address lists" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

You can't use the EMC to modify a GAL.

This example assigns a new name, FourthCoffee, to the GAL that has the GUID 96d0c505-eba8-4103-ad4f-577a1bf4ad7b.

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Set-GlobalAddressList -Identity 96d0c505-eba8-4103-ad4f-577a1bf4ad7b -Name FourthCoffee
If you're using precanned conditional filter properties, the value for the IncludedRecipients parameter can't be blank.

This example changes the recipients who will be included in the Fourth Coffee global GAL to those whose company is set to Fourth Coffee.

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Set-GlobalAddressList -Identity Fourth Coffee -RecipientFilter {Company -eq "Fourth Coffee"}

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-GlobalAddressList.

Other Tasks

After you make changes to a GAL, you may also want to update the GAL. For detailed steps, see Update a Global Address List.