Create a Global Address List

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

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 organization's implementation of Microsoft Exchange.

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.

You can't use the Exchange Management Console to create a GAL.

This example creates a GAL named Contoso GAL for recipients who are mailbox users and have their company listed as Contoso.

New-GlobalAddressList -Name "Contoso GAL" -IncludedRecipients MailboxUsers -ConditionalCompany Contoso
If you are using precanned conditional filter properties, the IncludedRecipients parameter can't be blank.

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