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I have found some documentation like below, but there is not a step by step of what I want to do.

I have a certain group of users in my org that need only to be able to see a select group of people in the GAL.  I looked for making a GAL for a group, but It may not be possible to assign an address policy to a group.  If anything assign an address policy to the select people.  I am stuck.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/address-books/address-lists/create-global-address-list

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/address-books/address-book-policies/address-book-policies

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_o365admin-mso_exchon-mso_o365b/hide-all-...

 

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ABPs are assigned to users indeed, so you will have to expand the membership of the group and assign the ABP to each user. Rinse and repeat when users are added/removed from the group as needed.

best response confirmed by Fixxser2 (Contributor)
Solution

@Fixxser2 

 

Please find below steps to create a customize GAL in your environment.

 

Create New Address Book Policy

Before Creating a policy, we have to create:
AddressList
GlobalAddressList
OfflineAddressBook
RoomList

 

New-GlobalAddressList -Name “GAL IT” -IncludedRecipients MailboxUsers -ConditionalDepartment IT

 

NEW-ADDRESSLIST -NAME “IT” -RECIPIENTFILTER {((RECIPIENTTYPE -EQ ‘USERMAILBOX’))} -RECIPIENTCONTAINER IT

 

NEW-OFFLINEADDRESSBOOK -NAME “IT OAB” -ADDRESSLISTS “IT”

 

New-AddressBookPolicy -Name “IT Team” -AddressLists “IT” -OfflineAddressBook “IT OAB” -GlobalAddressList “GAL IT” -RoomList “IT_confRoomList”

 

Set-Mailbox -Identity "Test1" -AddressBookPolicy ‘IT Team’

 

Regards,

MD

@MDadarkar 

I had to make a couple of changes and the below worked.  Thanks so much @MDadarkar 

I used the GUI exchange admin to select multiple users and assign the IT Team address policy to them

 

Changed:

New-GlobalAddressList -Name “GAL IT” -IncludedRecipients MailboxUsers -ConditionalDepartment IT

 

New-AddressList -Name "IT" -IncludedRecipients MailboxUsers -ConditionalDepartment "IT"

 

NEW-OFFLINEADDRESSBOOK -NAME “IT OAB” -ADDRESSLISTS “IT”

 

New-AddressBookPolicy -Name “IT Team” -AddressLists “IT” -OfflineAddressBook “IT OAB” -GlobalAddressList “GAL IT” -RoomList “IT”

 

Set-Mailbox -Identity "Test1" -AddressBookPolicy ‘IT Team’

Used GUI exchange admin to select multiple users and assign the IT Team address policy

@Fixxser2 

 

Nice to hear that..

 

Great.....

 

Regards,

MD