How to manage Exchange Attributes 1-15 in Office 365 via PowerShell

Problem:

You are not able to manage Exchange Attributes 1-15 (custom attributes) in Office 365.

Solution:

You can use PowerShell to set the values of Exchange Attributes 1-15 in your Office 365 organization. Follow the steps below for guidelines.

  1. Connect to your Office 365 using PowerShell. See this article for instructions.
  2. After establishing the connection to your Office 365, please run this command in PowerShell:
    Set-Mailbox UserAlias -CustomAttributeX 'TypeValue' 

    where:

    • UserAlias - is the mailbox address (or alias) of the user whose attribute you want to set,
    • X in CustomAttributeX -  replace X with a number from 1 to 15 to select the attribute to be updated,
    • TypeValue - here, type the value that you want to set for the selected Exchange Attribute.

Learn more about the Set-Mailbox cmdlet

  1. Disconnect from your Office 365. See this article to learn how to do this.