Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-07-30

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to apply address lists. You apply an address list when the address list filter rule has been edited. To update the membership of the address list to include new recipients and remove those who no longer meet the filtering criteria, you must apply the address list.

Before You Begin

To perform the following procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization Administrator role

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

Also, before you perform the procedures in this topic, be aware that when you use the New Address List wizard, the Edit Address List wizard, the New-AddressList cmdlet, or the Set-AddressList cmdlet to create or edit address lists, the recipients in the address list will not be updated until you apply the address lists by using the Apply Address List wizard in the Exchange Management Console or the Update-AddressList cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell. However, when you use the New Address List wizard or the Edit Address List wizard, you can select to have the wizard apply the address list. For more information, see the following topics:


To use Exchange Management Console to apply an address list

  1. In the console tree, expand Organization Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

  2. In the result pane, click the Address List tab to view the list of available address lists.

  3. Click the address list that you want to apply, and then click Apply in the action pane. The Apply Address List wizard appears.

  4. On the Introduction page, complete the following fields:

    Apply the address list   Select one of the following options to specify when the address list should be applied:

    • Immediately   Click this button to apply the changes immediately.

    • At the following time   Click this button and use the corresponding drop-down lists to specify a time to apply the changes.

    Cancel tasks that are still running after (hours)   Select this check box and use the corresponding text box to specify the length of time that the task is permitted to run. The default is 8 hours.

  5. Click Next.

  6. On the Apply Address List page, review your configuration settings. Click Apply to apply the address list. Click Back to make configuration changes.

  7. On the Completion page, confirm whether the new address list was created successfully. A status of Completed indicates that the wizard completed the task successfully. A status of Failed indicates that the task was not completed. If the task fails, review the summary for an explanation, and then click Back to make any changes.

  8. Click Finish to complete the Apply Address List wizard.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to apply an address list

  • Run the following command.

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    Update-AddressList -Identity <AddressListIdParameter> 

    For example, to update the address list "Washington State," run the following command.

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    Update-AddressList -Identity "Washington State"

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Update-AddressList reference topic.

For More Information

For more information about how to create and manage address lists, see the following topics: