Change the settings of an address book policy
Applies to: Exchange Online, Exchange Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2016-03-30
After you create an address book policy (ABP), you can view or modify the name and the assigned global address list (GAL), offline address book (OAB), room list, and address lists.
For additional management tasks related to ABPs, see Address book policy procedures.
Estmated time to complete: Less than 5 minutes.
You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "Address book policies" entry in the Email address and address book permissions topic.
Creating an ABP for an organization is a multi-step process that requires planning. For more information, see Scenario: Deploying address book policies
You can’t use the Exchange Administration Center (EAC) to configure ABPs. You must use the Shell.
For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the procedures in this topic, see Keyboard shortcuts in the Exchange admin center.
This example changes the OAB, room list, and GAL that will be used by mailbox users who are assigned the ABP named All Fabrikam ABP.
Set-AddressBookPolicy -Identity "All Fabrikam ABP" -OfflineAddressBook \Fabrikam-OAB-2 -GlobalAddressList "\All Fabrikam GAL" -RoomList "\All Fabrikam Rooms"
The address lists that you specify for an existing ABP replace all address lists in the ABP.
This example replaces the existing address lists with the address lists named GovernmentAgencyA-Atlanta and GovernmentAgencyA-Moscow for the ABP named Government Agency A.
Set-AddressBookPolicy -Identity "Government Agency A" -AddressLists "GovernmentAgencyA-Atlanta","GovernmentAgencyA-Moscow"
To preserve address lists that are already defined in an ABP, you need to specify those address lists when you add new ones to the ABP.
This example adds the address list named Contoso-Chicago to the ABP named ABP Contoso, which is already configured to use the address list named Contoso-Seattle.
Set-AddressBookPolicy -Identity "ABP Contoso" -AddressLists "Contoso-Chicago","Contoso-Seattle"
To remove existing address lists that are already defined in an ABP, you need to specify the address lists that you want to keep.
For example, the ABP named ABP Fabrikam uses the address lists named Fabrikam-HR and Fabrikam-Finance. To remove the Fabrikam-HR address list from the ABP, specify the Fabrikam-Finance address list that you want to keep.
Set-AddressBookPolicy -Identity "ABP Fabrikam" -AddressLists Fabrikam-Finance