Applies to: Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online

Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-14

This topic explains how to modify the settings of a global address list (GAL).

For additional management tasks related to address lists, see Address List Procedures.

What do you need to know before you begin?

  • Estimated time to complete each procedure: 5 minutes.

  • You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "Address lists" entry in the Email Address and Address Book Permissions topic.

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

  • You can’t use the Exchange Administration Center (EAC) to perform this procedure. You must use the Shell.

  • For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in the Exchange Admin Center.

Having problems? Ask for help in the Exchange forums. Visit the forums at: Exchange Server, Exchange Online, or Exchange Online Protection

Use the Shell to configure GAL properties

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.