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Default GAL can not be found in this organization.

I get this error when running exchange 2007 best practices. however there is nodocumentation on how to resolve. has anyone had this before ?
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HansafCommented:
Hi There

did you recently migrate from an older exchange version to exchange 2007.  If so then it could sometime migrate the old GAL but not mark as default Gal.

If you are familiar with ADSI Edit, check to see if msExchPurportedSearchUI on the default global address list(even if it is not listed as default)  object in the configuration partition is empty.

The IsDefaultGlobalAddressList is a computed value which is also based on this property being empty.

Please let me know if you need further clarification.
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dirkdigsAuthor Commented:
msExchPurportedSearchUI -  is not empty

IsDefaultGlobalAddressList  - i did not see this one
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gupnitCommented:
Hi,
Please Ensure that all users have access to GAL, this is the most common issue, I would refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/286296
Let me know
Thanks
Nitin Gupta (gupnit)
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
This attribute is at the Microsoft Exchange OU in ADSIEDIT - IsDefaultGlobalAddressList
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Are you able to see the GAL under AddressListContainer ??
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dirkdigsAuthor Commented:
i see it under the "All Global Address Lists" container
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dirkdigsAuthor Commented:
IsDefaultGlobalAddressList  - still not finding this
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
On Microsoft Exchange container in ADSIEDIT you would see an attribute "globaladdresslist" whats in there ??
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dirkdigsAuthor Commented:
CN=Default Global Address List,CN=All Global Address Lists,CN=Address Lists Container,CN=domain,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Service,CN=Configuration,CN=domain,CN=com
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dirkdigsAuthor Commented:
i ran this get-globaladdresslist |format-list

and the IsDefaultGlobalAddressList = False
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Can you share a complete dump of the GAL ??
Is the Old Exchange server removed from the environment ??
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dirkdigsAuthor Commented:
no its still exists.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Can you once go to its properties and just verify that the Allow Inheritable is checked in the Securit Tab or else try running the
"Setup /prepareAD" from the Exchange 2007 file
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tusharnextgenCommented:
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dirkdigsAuthor Commented:
inheritable permissions is on.

i installed using sbs2008 premium. would i run that command from the dvd ?

i don't have an exchange 2007 install cd.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Yes go to the location on the CD where you have the Exchange 2007 setup files and run or else ....
What is the Version of Exchange RTM\SP1\SP2 ??
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Address List and EAP filter upgrades with Exchange Server 2007
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/01/11/432158.aspx

Set-GlobalAddressList "Default Global Address List" -RecipientFilter {(Alias -ne $null -and (ObjectClass -eq 'user' -or ObjectClass -eq 'contact' -or ObjectClass -eq 'msExchSystemMailbox' -or ObjectClass -eq 'msExchDynamicDistributionList' -or ObjectClass -eq 'group' -or ObjectClass -eq 'publicFolder'))}
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tusharnextgenCommented:
Please run the Setup.com /prepareAD from your exchange 2007 dvd. make sure when you run a command you must be navigated to exchange setup path or else you have to give complete path where installation files before setup.com /prepareAD switch.

Please make sure you have full exchange admin rights i.e. organization administrators rights as well as domain admin, and enterprise admin rights as it would make changes in configuration partition of the AD.

Please try this as already suggested by Rancy.
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dirkdigsAuthor Commented:
I have tried everything mentioned in this thread except running setup.com .prepareAD from the sbs2008 DVD.

you guys think this will resolve it ?

Doesnt running the migration prep tool or sbs2008 update the schema as needed already ?
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tusharnextgenCommented:
please run prepareAD it would surely resolve your problem.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
As i had said very early please run the
setup /preparead ...... this will fix issues and does not cause any issues
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dirkdigsAuthor Commented:
D:\>setup.com /prepareAD

Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unattended Setup

Preparing Exchange Setup


Exchange Server setup encountered an error.
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gupnitCommented:
Hi,
Happy New Year to everyone !!
Coming back to your issue. Let us recap:
Let me know
Thanks
Nitin Gupta (gupnit)
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Please copy the file to a Folder on the drive and Navigate the command prompt to the location where we have the Setup file ....
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