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    Exchange 2003

    How do I only let users see those in their own storage group? Right now GAL shows all users across all storage groups.

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    Re: GAL - Multiple Storage Groups

    I'm no Exchange specialist but I was under the impression that it was called a GLOBAL address list for a reason.

    Users have no visibility of storage groups and all the background processing that goes on in Exchange; all they need to know is their login name and the name of an Exchange Server - it doesn't even have to be the one they're on! After that they see nothing behind their Outlook.


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    • #3
      Re: GAL - Multiple Storage Groups

      Not easily.
      You would have to block access to the default GAL and create new ones that restrict access. Furthermore the multiple GAL processes are no longer supported by Microsoft. If you want multiple GALs and be supported then you need to move to Exchange 2007.

      Even on Exchange 2007 though, the GAL cannot be split by Storage Group - it would use something in the AD - Group membership usually.

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      • #4
        Re: GAL - Multiple Storage Groups

        Thanks for your responses guys!

        I'm hosting two different companies on the same Exchange 2003 server.
        I have a hard time believing that I can't separate the Address lists by Storage Group...or Routing Group..or something along those lines.

        It's not really an issue now, but hosting a 3rd and 4th might get sketchy.

        And thanks "Stonelaughter"...love the sarcasm

        But seriously, there has to be a way in 2003....

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        • #5
          Re: GAL - Multiple Storage Groups

          What you are referring to is Address List segregation. There are ways of doing it, but Microsoft have pulled all of their articles on the process and will not support it.

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          • #6
            Re: GAL - Multiple Storage Groups

            Originally posted by radox View Post
            Thanks for your responses guys!

            I'm hosting two different companies on the same Exchange 2003 server.
            I have a hard time believing that I can't separate the Address lists by Storage Group...or Routing Group..or something along those lines.

            It's not really an issue now, but hosting a 3rd and 4th might get sketchy.

            And thanks "Stonelaughter"...love the sarcasm

            But seriously, there has to be a way in 2003....
            I think if I were Hosting external companies' email, one of the first things I would offer my Clients would be exclusivity - i.e. they get their own Exchange Organisation EACH. That means at least one Exchange Server each. I think that for most organisations, having access to another business' data (even address book data) would be a huge area for concern as the reciprocal would also be true. Can Exchange be Virtualised?


            Tom
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            • #7
              Re: GAL - Multiple Storage Groups

              Definitely agree with you. Exchange can be virtualised but mailbox servers are best left as physical due to the performance they require.
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              • #8
                Re: GAL - Multiple Storage Groups

                Sembee, thank you very much for your helpful responses.

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