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Remove a Global Address List

 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

The global address list (GAL) is a directory that contains entries for every group, user, and contact within an Exchange organization.

importantImportant:
You can't remove the default GAL.

Looking for other management tasks related to address lists? Check out Managing Address Lists.

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

noteNote:
You can't use the Exchange Management Console (EMC) to remove a GAL.

This example removes the GAL Fourth Coffee from the domain controller ad-server.fourthcoffee.com.

Remove-GlobalAddressList -Identity "Fourth Coffee" -DomainController ad-server.fourthcoffee.com

To confirm that you want to remove the GAL, type Y, and then press ENTER.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Remove-GlobalAddressList.

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