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Hide Disabled Users from GAL

Posted on 2009-05-08
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I am trying to figure out a way to hide remove disabled accounts from the GAL. I know about checking the box to hide from GAL on each account, but I was hoping there was a "bulk" way to do it. I have around a hundred accounts that need to be removed and I'd like to have it set up so that when an account gets disabled, it is removed from the GAL.
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by:Mestha
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There is no automated way to hide disabled accounts from the GAL.
For bulk changes look at admodify.net, which can quickly make the change for you.

Simon.
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by:whitcot
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I wonder if there's a workaround. Perhaps a different, filtered address list that users see instead of the standard GAL.

A little background, for policy reasons, we never delete accounts or mailboxes, just disable the accounts. I inherited a good number of disabled accounts that were visible to users in their address list. I'm starting to go through and check that attribute to hide from GAL. But I get regular complaints that users see former employees in their lists. It would be nice to have a "view" that users saw that filtered out all disabled user accounts.
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Mestha earned 1000 total points
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If that is your policy, then when a user is disabled it should also be hidden at the same time.
I don't think you can filter on the disabled account status, so you would have to set a value on to the accounts to filter on. If you are going to do that you may as well just hide them from the GAL.

Simon.
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by:whitcot
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That makes sense. I appreciate the advice.
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