If you are doing this task for real, as opposed to just learning about Exchange 2010 Address Lists, then involve at a cross-section of users before you design a complex, multi-levelled, address list scheme only to find that the end-users hate it.
Good news, behind the scenes Active Directory changes the members of the list dynamically based on LDAP queries.
Download a free trial of Solar Winds' Network Performance Monitor As an alternative to clicking in the Exchange Management CONSOLE, you could type commands in the Exchange Management SHELL.
Using cmdlets like those below will save you time, more so when you realize that every Exchange 2010 configuration task has a faster command-line equivalent.
Fortunately, there is a well respected work-around, create a new Global Address List, and then 'update' the mailbox. Solar Winds' Network Performance Monitor will help you discover what's happening on your network.For example: get-help update-Address List Note 1: There is another family of cmdlets without the word 'Global', their noun is plain Address List.Method 1: Power Shell and the Exchange Management SHELL The situation, you have created, and defined a new Address List using the Exchange Management SHELL. This is why people use Power Shell instead of the GUI!Research in the Exchange Management Shell with: get-Command *Address List Let me emphasise that these are simple Address Lists (There is no 'Global' word here).Six verbs for Address List get, move, new, remove, set, and update.