Get-AddressList

This cmdlet is available in on-premises Exchange and in the cloud-based service. Some parameters and settings may be exclusive to one environment or the other. Use the Get-AddressList cmdlet to view address lists. For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Exchange cmdlet syntax (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb123552.aspx).

Syntax

Get-AddressList
   -Container <AddressListIdParameter>
   [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-AddressList
   [[-Identity] <AddressListIdParameter>]
   [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-AddressList
   [-DomainController <Fqdn>]
   [-SearchText <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

You can pipe the output from the Get-AddressList cmdlet to the Remove-AddressList, Set-AddressList, Update-Addresslist and Move-AddressList cmdlets instead of using the Identity parameter with each of those cmdlets.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although this topic lists all parameters for the cmdlet, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To find the permissions required to run any cmdlet or parameter in your organization, see Find the permissions required to run any Exchange cmdlet (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt432940.aspx).

By default in Exchange Online, the Address List role isn't assigned to any role groups. To use any cmdlets that require the Address List role, you need to add the role to a role group. For more information, see the "Add a role to a role group" section in the topic, Manage role groups.

Examples

-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

Get-AddressList

This example returns a summary list of all the address lists.

-------------------------- Example 2 --------------------------

Get-AddressList -Identity "All Users\Sales\building4" | Format-List

This example returns detailed information for the address list named building4that's located under the All Users\Sales\ address list.

Required Parameters

-Container

The Container parameter filters the results based on the location of the address list. Only address lists under the specified path are returned. Valid input for this parameter is the root "\" (also known as All Address Lists) or an existing address list. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the address list. For example:

  • Name

  • Display name

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • GUID

  • Path: (\<Name>) or [<Container>\<Name>)

You can't use this parameter with the Identity or SearchText parameters.

Type:AddressListIdParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016

Optional Parameters

-DomainController

This parameter is available only in on-premises Exchange.

The DomainController parameter specifies the domain controller that's used by this cmdlet to read data from or write data to Active Directory. You identify the domain controller by its fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example, dc01.contoso.com.

Type:Fqdn
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-Identity

The Identity parameter specifies the address list that you want to view. You can use any value that uniquely identifies the address list. For example:

  • Name

  • Display name

  • Distinguished name (DN)

  • GUID

  • Path: (\<Name>) or [<Container>\<Name>)

You can't use this parameter with the Container or SearchText parameters.

Type:AddressListIdParameter
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016
-SearchText

The SearchText parameter filters the results based on the name and display name of the address list. Only address lists whose names or display names that contain the specified text string are returned. If the value contains spaces, enclose the value in quotation marks (").

You can't use this parameter with the Container or Identity parameters.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016

Inputs

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=616387). If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn't accept input data.

Outputs

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=616387). If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn't return data.