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Hide or remove global address list for some users or all  in echange 2007

Posted on 2009-07-16
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does anyone know how to hide or remove the default global address list for users OWA and Outlook clients ?
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by:shauncroucher
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Perhaps using custom Address lists / OAB's you could achieve this.

http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/migration-deployment/shared-hosting-exchange-2007-part1.html

The article above relates to using Exchange 2007 for shared hosting and touches on GAL segmentation. Perhaps this may be relevant for you.

Shaun
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by:Andreas-NYC
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tried but did not work for me .... thanks anyway...
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by:marques_salazar
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Think this is your answer, doesn't look like it is possible:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188643
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by:Andreas-NYC
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nope seems to only apply to exchange 5.0 and 5.5 .... yet i am running 2007 exchange server
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by:marques_salazar
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Also, depending on how big your organization is, you could go into each user and hide them from the GAL...
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by:Andreas-NYC
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yeah but not from the default GAL ... thats the one i am having this issue with
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by:marques_salazar
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You have more than one GAL???
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by:shauncroucher
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The msexchange article would do what you need I believe but its long-winded.

There does not appear to be a simple way I'm afraid.

It is quite alright to have multiple GALs in Exchange 2007.

Shaun
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Mestha earned 500 total points
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It is possible.
You have to replace the default GAL with new ones.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb936719.aspx

Test it first in a lab, because you are making major changes to the operation of Exchange and the domain.

Simon.
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by:Andreas-NYC
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hmm maybe when exchange 2010 comes out they will let you easier choose what users can and can not see.
thanks for everyones input.
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by:Mestha
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There is no change in this functionality in Exchange 2010.

Simon.
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