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

does anyone know how to hide or remove the default global address list for users OWA and Outlook clients ?
Andreas-NYCAsked:
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shauncroucherCommented:
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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Andreas-NYCAuthor Commented:
tried but did not work for me .... thanks anyway...
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marques_salazarCommented:
Think this is your answer, doesn't look like it is possible:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188643
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Andreas-NYCAuthor Commented:
nope seems to only apply to exchange 5.0 and 5.5 .... yet i am running 2007 exchange server
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marques_salazarCommented:
Also, depending on how big your organization is, you could go into each user and hide them from the GAL...
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Andreas-NYCAuthor Commented:
yeah but not from the default GAL ... thats the one i am having this issue with
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marques_salazarCommented:
You have more than one GAL???
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shauncroucherCommented:
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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MesthaCommented:
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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Andreas-NYCAuthor Commented:
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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MesthaCommented:
There is no change in this functionality in Exchange 2010.

Simon.
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