[ExchangeList] Re: Exchange Global Address Lists

  • From: "Simon Butler" <simon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 21:57:03 +0100

Are you sure that you want to do that?
I have been asked to put non-company contacts in to the GAL in the past,
and every time I have been asked to remove them again. 
Users don't like the pollution of the GAL, particularly if this is sales
type contacts that a small percentage of the user base will actually
Then you get problems with keeping it up to date - only user who have
the active directory tools can update content in the GAL, unless you
want to do it. I know I wouldn't want users to have the AD tools on
their machine. 
As such, the address would quickly fall out of user because users are
inherently lazy and if they have to email someone the changes, they will
not. They will just make a personal note of the change or even setup
their own contact and not use the GAL at all. 
Instead, use a public folder then issue instructions on how to set the
public folder as an address book. You can control permissions on the
public folder and users can update the contact immediately and everyone
can see the change. 
Not sending emails to a public list with a 20k attachment every time
would be nice as well. We aren't all on broadband. I am currently on
site with a client using a mobile phone for internet access - 9.6k if I
am lucky. 
Simon Butler
MVP: Exchange,
Amset IT Solutions Ltd.

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From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Frechette
Sent: 28 September 2006 20:57
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Exchange Global Address Lists

Can anyone help me out? Thanks.


Enjoy the day,


Steve Frechette

Network Administrator



From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Frechette
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:07 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Exchange Global Address Lists

Ok, a bit new to Exchange here, so be gentle...


I'm looking to take all of my contacts that are on my computer right now
(stored locally) and create them as THE global address list for the
users. I have went in with Google and found the csvde tool to import,
but it tells me that I have no defined some paths and categories, so the
import will not happen. I then went in with System Manager and found the
Global Address List's Default List, which is what I assume I will be
modifying, and there seems to be no easy way to just get them in there.


I know I'm missing something; hopefully someone can point me in the
right direction.




Steve Frechette

Network Administrator


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