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

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

You cannot use the Exchange Management Console to modify a GAL. You must use the Set-GlobalAddressList cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell.
You cannot edit the settings of the default GAL.

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 modify a GAL

  • Run the following command.

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    Set-GlobalAddressList -Identity <GlobalAddressListIdParameter> -Name

    For example, to assign a new name, FourthCoffee, to the GAL with the GUID 96d0c505-eba8-4103-ad4f-577a1bf4ad7b, run the following command.

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

For More Information

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