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Exchange 2010 SP1 - GAL's empty

Posted on 2010-09-17
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Hi,

last night I upgraded our Exchange 2010 server to SP1. Since then the Exchange 2010 mailboxes get empty GAL's. We have a coexistence in our Exchange farm, there are a few Exchange 2003 servers.
So the legacy users (mailboxes on the Exchange 2003 server) get the correct GAL.

This error I found in the Event Viewer:
Process Microsoft.Exchange.AddressBook.Service.exe (PID=2788). Coudn't find a global address list for user '(null)' (SID='S-1-5-21-353336168-582209970-19082705-2111')

Please help us out, as the users can't access the GAL, but more importantly their BlackBerry's aren't working...
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by:Coast-IT
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I can't take credit for this, here is the same problem with another user ;

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_26320925.html
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by:ISBNET
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The URL you gave me is about Offline Address Books... This has nothing to do with GAL's.
But thanks for your time anyway :)
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by:Coast-IT
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Apologies.

I noticed that the exact same text that you are loking for exists in that message ;

EventID: 2913
Process Microsoft.Exchange.AddressBook.Service.exe (PID=9816). Coudn't find a global address list for user '(null)' (SID='S-1-5-21-1669006098-685327170-2493165136-5589')
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by:ISBNET
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Anyone ?
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Since Exchange 2010 SP1 there is no need anymore for the MsExchQueryBaseDN attribute.
If anything is filled in but <clear> the user will not see the GAL.

After clearing this for all our users, all problems were solved.
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by:ISBNET
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Found the answer through Google.
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