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Add or Remove an Address List from an Offline Address Book

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Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-23

You can use the EMC or the Shell to add or remove an address list from an offline address book (OAB). By default, there is an OAB named the Default Offline Address Book that contains the global address list (GAL). OABs are generated based on the address lists that they contain. To create custom OABs that users can download, you can add or remove address lists from OABs.

Looking for other management tasks related to OABs? Check out Managing Offline Address Books.

noteNote:
The changes to the address list aren't available for client download until after the OAB in which the address list resides has been generated. For more information, see Update the Offline Address Book.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Offline address books" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

  1. In the console tree, navigate to Organization Configuration > Mailbox.

  2. In the result pane, click the Offline Address Book tab, and then click the OAB that you want to edit.

  3. In the action pane, click Properties.

  4. In <Offline Address Book Name> Properties, click the Address Lists tab.

  5. To add an address list to the OAB or remove an address list from the OAB, select the Include the following address lists check box, and then perform one of the following tasks:

    • Click Add to select one or more address lists to add to the OAB. You can select one or multiple address lists.

    • Click Remove (Remove icon) to remove the selected address list from the OAB.

  6. Click Apply to save your changes without closing, or click OK to save your changes and close <Offline Address Book Name> Properties.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Offline address books" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

To add an address list to an OAB, use the following syntax.

Set-OfflineAddressBook -Identity <OfflineAddressBookIdParameter> -AddressLists <AddressBookBaseIdParameter>

When using the AddressLists parameter, any address lists that currently exist will be overwritten. You must include existing address lists when you use the AddressLists parameter to continue to generate those address lists in your OAB. This example, in which you have AddressList1 and AddressList2, adds AddressList3.

Set-OfflineAddressBook -Identity "My OAB" -AddressLists AddressList1,AddressList2,AddressList3

To remove an address list from an OAB, omit that address list from the list of addresses. This example, in which you have AddressList1, AddressList2, and AddressList3, removes AddressList3.

Set-OfflineAddressBook -Identity "My OAB" -AddressLists AddressList1,AddressList2

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-OfflineAddressBook.

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