Creating a New Address List in an Exchange 2013 hybrid environment

2017-12-01T17:24:02+00:00 January 9th, 2015|Exchange|

We needed to create an address list for our organisation to show “All Equipment” mailboxes that were in the cloud – but when I hopped onto the Office 365 portal I couldn’t see the same Address Lists option under Organisation that I could on our On Premise options. After a bit of research it seems you can only create address lists in O365 via powershell however when I tried to do this my powershell session couldn’t recognise the commands. It seems you need to add the Address Lists option to the Organisation Management role (assuming you are a member of this) so you are then able to run the commands.

In EAC (Office 365) go to Permissions > Admin Roles and highlight Organisation Management then click the Edit button. From there click the + by Roles and add Address Lists then Save:

 

Following that use Powershell to connect to your Office 365 instance (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj984289(v=exchg.150).aspx) and now you should be able to run the Address List commandlets. So to create the All Equipment address list I ran:

New-AddressList -name “All Equipment” -RecipientFilter {RecipientType -eq “UserMailbox” -and RecipientTypeDetails -eq “EquipmentMailbox”}

Which now shows up ok in OWA and eventually after an update OAB on Outlook.