Microsoft Exchange/Office365

Error: The term Update Global Address List is not a recognized

The Exchange Management Shell is built on Windows PowerShell technology and provides a powerful command-line interface that enables the automation of Exchange administration tasks. You can use the Exchange Management Shell to manage every aspect of Exchange.

When prompted with this error “Update-GlobalAddressList’ is not a recognised” Ensure to follow these few steps:

  • Open Exchange Management Shell
  • Type in Add-PsSnapin Microsoft* and hit enter
  • Now type in Install-CannedRBACRoles and hit enter
  • And finally, run Install-CannedRBACRoleAssignments and hit enter
  • Now close EMS and reopen
  • Try typing the command one more time: update-GlobalAddressList -Identity “Default Global
  • Address List” -DomainController “yourdomaincontrollername”

This fix should correct the issue associated with GlobalAddresslist and make the list of end users available.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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