Update-GlobalAddressList (RTM)

Exchange 2007

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Applies to: Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Use the Update-GlobalAddressList cmdlet to update a global address list (GAL).

update-GlobalAddressList -Identity <GlobalAddressListIdParameter> [-DomainController <Fqdn>]

To run the Update-GlobalAddressList cmdlet, 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 Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.


Parameter Required Type Description




The Identity parameter specifies a unique identifier of the GAL that is being updated. These unique identifiers include the common name (CN), GUID, or distinguished name (DN).




The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller to be used by the command.


Error Description


Exceptions Description

The following is an example of the Update-GlobalAddressList command.

In this example, the filter properties of the GlobalAddressList object with the CN, GUID, or DN equal to <GALIdentity1> are changed to the specified value. All related recipients are also updated.

Update-GlobalAddressList -Identity <GALIdentity1> -BaseFilter <OpathFilter>