How to Modify a Global 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: 2007-01-30

This topic explains how to modify a global address list's (GAL) settings by using the Exchange Management Shell.

You cannot use the Exchange Management Console to modify a GAL. You must use the Set-GlobalAddressList cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell.
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
    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.