This is the master list of all the Exchange objects, and the operating system won't let you mess with it. Fortunately, there is a well respected work-around, create a new Global Address List, and then 'update' the mailbox.
This procedure has its own PowerShell command. Download and install the utility, then inspect your mail queues, monitor the Exchange server's memory, confirm there is enough disk space and check the CPU utilization. This is the real deal - there is no catch. SolarWinds provides this fully-functioning freebie, as part of their commitment to supporting the network management community.
Using cmdlets like those below will save you time, more so when you realize that every Exchange configuration task has a faster command-line equivalent. As a learning progression, by all means start with GUI Exchange Management Console, but note as each Wizard completes so it shows you the corresponding PowerShell commands. Why not save these so that in future you can use the cmdlets in the Shell?
As usual, PowerShell uses a singular noun: There is another family of cmdlets without the word 'Global', their noun is plain 'AddressList'. Secondly, once created, you can only edit it with the set-GlobalAddressList cmdlet. Research the cmdlet new-GlobalAddressList, in particular the -conditional family of parameters.
It worked for me, also maybe try a different name, I tried "Worcester2" the second time I ran the command. Are all the Exchange services running, e. If you don't get the required result either create a new Global Address List, else use set-GlobalAddressList to modify the one you created earlier. Just provide a list of the users with the fields in the top row, and save as. Optionally, you can provide the name of the OU where the new mailboxes will be born.
There are also two bonus tools in the free download, and all 3 have been approved by Microsoft: Bulk-import new users and mailboxes into Active Directory. Seek and zap unwanted user accounts.
Managing Address Lists Begin with a clear idea of what you want to achieve with a custom address list. Presumably, making it easier for Outlook users to find addresses ranks high on your agenda.
If you are doing this task for real, as opposed to just learning about Exchange Address Lists, then involve at a cross-section of users before you design a complex, multi-levelled, address list scheme only to find that the end-users hate it.
Six verbs for AddressList get, move, new, remove, set, and update. There is another family of cmdlets without the word 'Global', their noun is plain AddressList. To be fair, you need to run the cmdlet below to see the names of possible Address Lists. Again, to be fair, everyone takes a peek in the GUI the first time they configure an item; it's for the repetitive tasks that PowerShell saves times. Before you 'Apply' your Global Address List you may like to click on Edit, the benefit is that you can check, and if necessary, edit the settings.
Click 'Apply' in the Actions pane. Key point The Apply Address List wizard should launch. On the Introduction page, complete the following fields: Apply the address list At the following time If the server is busy.
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Quite frankly, RUS was slow and cumbersome, so he won't be missed now that his role has been incorporated into Exchange Exchange Email Address Policy Exchange 's E-mail address policy generates email addresses for your users, contacts, and groups. This is important, for without an address nobody could send or receive emails.
The killer reason to configure this setting is to adjust the way that email addresses display in the Exchange GAL. For example, small companies display email addresses as FirstName LastName, whereas large companies display prefer, Lastname, Firstname. It is small companies who are exapanding that need to change their Email Address Policy, this is how you can adjust the Exchange GAL settings. Click on the Address Lists tab. Click E-Mail Address Policies tab.
Select the e-mail address policy that you want to edit. In the Actions pane, click Edit. From the Conditions page, view or edit the following fields: Select the condition s Use this section to set one or more conditions for your e-mail address policy. If you do not want to set any conditions for the policy, do not select any of the check boxes. On the E-Mail Addresses page, select the e-mail address, and then click Edit. You can now change the way email addresses display in the GAL, First name.