[ExchangeList] Re: Restricting access to GAL exchange 2007

  • From: Patrick <london31uk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 02:46:56 -0700 (PDT)

What I need to do is prevent 10 users from being able to browse the GAL. All 
other users should be able to browse and see all users. We want to prevent 
students from being able to see teacher and other staff email addresses in the 
GAL. If possible all they should be able to see are thier fellow students. So 
not sure if your proposal below applies, but I might be wrong.



From: jitendra singh <jiten_rwt2003@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 9:37:59 AM
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Restricting access to GAL exchange 2007


If you want your Default Address Book(and the offline address) enable, but not 
the user(s) on in, you can do two things.

If you want to hide a user, or a group, you can disable(or hide) is address in 
your Domain Controller.
In the user properties, and in the Exchange Advanced, you can hide from the 
Exchange address List.

You can list all the users that have this visible, or hidden.

1. Bring up Active Directory Users & Computers.
2. Right-click your domain name at the top, and choose Find.
3. In the Find combo box at the top, select Custom Search.
4. Click the Advanced tab.
5. Paste in the following LDAP query and then click Find Now.


The list of hidden mailboxes will then be displayed. Don't forget that this 
will include System Mailboxes. Be sure to leave those alone!

And  how to do this automatic for all your users, you can use the EMC console 
and use msExchHideFromAddressLists, and you also can take a look at this script 
how to do it automatic for all users.

On Thu, 19 Mar 2009 Patrick wrote :
>Hi Guys,
>I have a request to restrict access to the GAL for one of my schools.
>Exchange 2007
>Windows 2003
>Currently only staff have mailboxes, but we want to introduce mailboxes for a 
>students working on a project.
>Students should be able to send and receive internal and external mail ok.
>Students should not be able to browse the GAL.
>If possible students mailboxes should not be visible in the GAL.
> Best Regards, 
Jitendra Singh 
Data Centre Officer 
Caliber Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 
B1/J2,MCIE, New Delhi-44 


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