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How to Modify a Global Address List

 

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.

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

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.

  • Run the following command.

    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.

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

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

To ensure that you are reading the most up-to-date information and to find additional Exchange Server 2007 documentation, visit the Exchange Server TechCenter.
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