Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-30

The global address list (GAL) is a directory that contains entries for every group, user, and contact within an organization's implementation of Microsoft Exchange. This topic explains how to create a GAL by using the Exchange Management Shell.

You cannot use the Exchange Management Console to create a GAL. You must use the New-GlobalAddressList cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell.

Before You Begin

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

  • Exchange Organization Administrators role.

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


To use the Exchange Management Shell to create a GAL

  • Run the following command.

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    New-GlobalAddressList -Name <String> -IncludedRecipients <Nullable> -ConditionalCompany <String>

    For example, to create a GAL for the Contoso company, run the following command.

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    New-GlobalAddressList -Name "Contoso GAL" -IncludedRecipients MailboxUsers -ConditionalCompany Contoso
    If you are using precanned conditional filter properties, the IncludedRecipients parameter cannot be blank.

For More Information

For more information about managing GALs, see Managing Global Address Lists.