Applies to: Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-16

Address book policies (ABPs) allow you to segment users into specific groups to provide customized views of your organization’s global address list (GAL). When creating an ABP, you assign a GAL, an offline address book (OAB), a room list, and one or more address lists to the policy. You can then assign the ABP to mailbox users, providing them with access to a customized GAL in Outlook and Outlook Web App. The goal is to provide a simpler mechanism to accomplish GAL segmentation for on-premises organizations that require multiple GALs. To learn more about ABPs, see Address Book Policies.

For additional management tasks related to ABPs, see Address Book Policy Procedures.

Interested in scenarios that use this procedure? See Scenario: Deploying Address Book Policies.

What do you need to know before you begin?

Use the Shell to create an ABP

This example creates an ABP with the following settings:

  • Name: All Fabrikam ABP

  • GAL: All Fabrikam

  • OAB: Fabrikam-All-OAB

  • Room list: All Fabrikam Rooms

  • Address lists: All Fabrikam, All Fabrikam Mailboxes, All Fabrikam DLs, and All Fabrikam Contacts

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New-AddressBookPolicy -Name "All Fabrikam ABP" -AddressLists "\All Fabrikam","\All Fabrikam Mailboxes","\All Fabrikam DLs","\All Fabrikam Contacts" -OfflineAddressBook \Fabrikam-All-OAB -GlobalAddressList "\All Fabrikam" -RoomList "\All Fabrikam Rooms"

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see New-AddressBookPolicy.

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