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Exchange 2003: Removing Users from the GAL

Rowdyone52 asked
Last Modified: 2010-08-05

I've edited the Default Global Address List filter to not show particular email addresses, namely the email addresses of another company we are hosting mail for.  When I do a preview of the GAL in System Manager it shows me all of our company's Email addresses, but not the ones of the company we are hosting.  However, when I look at the GAL in outlook I see all of the addresses, our companies and theirs.  

We are not running Outlook 2003 in cached mode, but I have rebuilt the offline address list and attempted to download a new one from exchange and that didn't work.  The filter works great on the server, but not on the client.  Is the problem the fact that I created another global address list for the company we are hosting for and our GAL is pulling in their addresses that way?  I've taken all the permissions I can think of out of the other companies GAL and I can still see it in Outlook.  Can any one point me in the right direction on this?
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have you checked the box that says hide from Exchange address lists?  

Open Active Directory Users and Computers...Go to the user.....clieck on Exchange Advanced tab......check the box.

rebuild the address book.


If I do that then it hides it from the company that we are hosting as well.
Sorry, I did not read as carfully as I should have.

I believe you need to create 2 GALs and in this case you would use security permissions to determine which users get which GAL in their Outlook clients.


I have read that article throughly and tried it already.  However when I tried to imlement the security in it, another domain in our company couldn't see the global address list anymore.  And I do have two GALs already and I've made sure my users can't access the hosted company's GAL, but it's still showing up in outlook.


I guess my main question is why when I do a preview in System Manager of our GAL I don't see the other company's addresses but when I open outlook I still see the addresses in the list?
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That did it.  I made a new GAL and put the exact same filter in that one as the default GAL and as soon as I took access away from the default GAL outlook started looking at the new GAL and the clients saw the correct list.  Thanks so much for your response.  It's strange though that the default GAL would give me the correct preview but the clients still saw the other companies addresses.  Oh well, as long as it works.

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