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Is there an EMS command to hide users from the Global Address List?

Posted on 2011-09-07
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Hi

Having created about 1400 student mailboxes for a school, we need to hide them from the GAL, to prevent students from easily bulk mailing the school.  Is there an EMS command that will allow me to do this, rather then go to each mailbox properties and clicking Hide from Exchange Address Lists?

Thanks
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Not tried this personally, but the following article looks very promising:

http://exchangeserverpro.com/how-to-remove-mail-users-from-the-global-address-list
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I guess that with so many user, they might have their own OU so i suggest u hide them by OU:

Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit "Students" | Set-Mailbox -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled $true
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If you have the users organised by OU's, then the following should work:

Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit "OU Name" | Set-Mailbox -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled $true
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Darn - it's all in the timing :0
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Darn - it's all in the timing :0

Kinda yes lol, i wont care if he shares the points between us ;)

@Glen : U'd bette hide them by OU, will be easier manage, and no trouble while adding new students accounts.
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1st correct answer is the one which should get the points - split is fine, but you have a few less than me and I don't need them ;)

What's important is that Glen gets an answer that works for him.
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What's important is that Glen gets an answer that works for him.

i agree.
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This command worked a treat!!!!  Thanksto all once again for a prompt response.
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Good call on the points too.  Well done Daelt.  Until next time :)
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