How to Remove 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

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. This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Shell to remove a GAL from your Exchange organization.

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

  1. Run the following command.

    Remove-GlobalAddressList -Identity <GlobalAddressListIdParameter> -DomainController <Fqdn>

    For example, to remove the GAL called Fourth Coffee from the domain controller, run the following command.

    Remove-GlobalAddressList -Identity "Fourth Coffee" -DomainController
  2. To confirm that you want to remove the GAL, type Y, and then press ENTER.

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


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