Manually Updating/Forcing AddressList/GAL on Office 365

Manually Updating AddressList on Office 365

First thing you should do is to connect Exchange Online via PowerShell

$UserCredential = Get-Credential

Now type your global administrator credentials

$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection

Import-PSSession $Session

When the connection is establish, you cannot see the addresslists or GlobalAddressList if you don’t have proper permission. By default none of Global admin can have this rights. So, What to do?

Close the PowerShell and go to

Login with your global administrator account and then go to Exchange Console, Permissions and Permissions.

Add a new Role, named it Address List Management and choose “Address List” role and assign it to yourself

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If it is saved (Sometimes it doesn’t work due to maintenance) Open the PowerShell again and follow the command above again.

When the connection is established again, now try get-addresslist

If you have a result, you have assigned yourself correct rights.

If you want to update/force “All Users” due to recent changes

Set-AddressList -Identity “All users”

That is your command


Stay Tuned!

Sonat Yaylali

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