How to Move an Address List

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

Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-02

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Shell to move an existing address list to a new container under the root address list.

You cannot use the Exchange Management Console to move an address list to a new container.

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. Run the following command:

    Move-AddressList -Identity <AddressListIdParameter> -Target <AddressListIdParameter>

    For example, to use the address list's GUID to move the address list to the Building4 container, which is located in the All Users\Sales container, run the following command:

    Move-AddressList -Identity c3fffd8e-026b-41b9-88c4-8c21697ac8ac -Target "\All Users\Sales\Building4"
  2. Type Y to confirm that you want to move this address list, and then press ENTER.

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

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