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How to Remove an Address List

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-02

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to remove an address list. You cannot remove the default global address list (GAL).

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.

  1. Start the Exchange Management Console.

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

  3. In the result pane, on the Address List tab, click the address list that you want to remove.

  4. In the action pane, click Remove. A warning appears, asking if you are sure that you want to remove the address list. Click Yes to remove the address list.

  5. You can track the progress in the status bar on the bottom of the Exchange Management Console. When the process is complete, the address list will be removed from the result pane.

    noteNote:
    You cannot remove a parent address list that contains child address lists. However, you can remove both the child and parent address lists by pressing the CTRL key on the keyboard, and then selecting the parent and child address lists. If you attempt to remove a parent address list without removing the child address lists, you will receive an error.

  1. Run the following command:

    Remove-AddressList -Identity <AddressListIDParameter>
    

    For example, to remove an address list named Sales Department that does not contain child address lists, run the following command:

    Remove-AddressList -Identity "Sales Department"
    
  2. Type Y to confirm that you want to remove this address list, and then press ENTER.

  1. Run the following command:

    Remove-AddressList -Identity <AddressListIDParameter> -Recursive
    

    For example, to remove a parent address list named Departments and all of its child address lists, run the following command:

    Remove-AddressList -Identity Departments -Recursive
    
  2. Type Y to confirm that you want to remove the parent address list and its child address lists, and then press ENTER.

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

For more information about managing address lists, see Managing Address Lists.

 
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