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  • Question

  • Hello.

    I have Exchange 2010 SP2. I create additional GAL and exclude mail contacts from them. I add mail contacts in address list. Then I create address book policy with this new GAL and address list.

    The result is:

    In users address book I have GAL without mail contacts and address list with this contacts. But, I have one problem - In address lists I see contacts and it e-mail addresses, but cannot see additional information of them, such as organization, Phone number and other. When I return mail contacts in GAL, I can see additional information.

    Where is the problem?


    http://alexxhost.ru
    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 7:12 AM

Answers

  • Hi Alexey,

     

    Thanks for your information. I think I have found the cause that the GAL you created before did not contain all objects—here the address list that contains the mail contacts exceeds the scope of GAL you created.

     

    It is recommended that, the GAL used in an ABP must, at a minimum, contain all of the address lists, including the room address list, defined and specified in an ABP. Don’t create a GAL that contains fewer objects than any of the address lists in the same ABP. (see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh529948.aspx).

     

    Let me know if you have any other questions on this thread.


    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support



    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 5:39 AM
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  • Hi Alexey,

    Can you help me find the information below?

    1. How did you create the GAL and AL? What is the RecipientFilter? Please describe it as detail as possible, it will help us isolate the fault.
    2. Are the issue occurs in Outlook Cached mode or Online mode?
    3. Is it a single domain or multiple domains? Any replication between AD domains?
    4. If you recreate the contacts list, does the issue reoccurs?
    5. How about if you recreate the ABP?

    Thanks.


    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:58 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    Is there any update?


    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, December 16, 2011 6:19 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello.

    1. I created GAL with help of cmdlet New-GlobalAdressList. Address Lists I created from EMC.

    The GAL Recipient Filter is

    ((((((((RecipientType -eq 'UserMailbox') )) -or (RecipientType -eq 'MailUser'))) -or (((((((RecipientType -eq 'MailUniversalDistributionGroup') -or (RecipientType -eq 'MailUniversalSecurityGroup'))) -or (RecipientType -eq 'MailNonUniversalGroup'))) -or (RecipientType -eq 'DynamicDistributionGroup'))))) -or (((((RecipientType -eq 'UserMailbox') -and (ResourceMetaData -like 'ResourceType:*'))) -and (ResourceSearchProperties -ne $null))))

    The Address Lists filters are based on OU and object type "Mail Contact"

    When I add "-or (RecipientType -eq 'MailContact')" in the GAL Recipient Filter - all wors fine.

    ((((((((RecipientType -eq 'UserMailbox') -or (RecipientType -eq 'MailContact'))) -or (RecipientType -eq 'MailUser'))) -or (((((((RecipientType -eq 'MailUniversalDistributionGroup') -or (RecipientType -eq 'MailUniversalSecurityGroup'))) -or (RecipientType -eq 'MailNonUniversalGroup'))) -or (RecipientType -eq 'DynamicDistributionGroup'))))) -or (((((RecipientType -eq 'UserMailbox') -and (ResourceMetaData -like 'ResourceType:*'))) -and (ResourceSearchProperties -ne $null))))

    2. The issue occurs in OWA and in Outlook in cashed mode.

    3. It is the single domain and site.

    4. Yes, when I am recreating lists, the issue reoccurs.

    5. I try to recreate ABP, but the result is the same.


    http://alexxhost.ru
    Friday, December 16, 2011 10:14 AM
  • Hi Alexey,

     

    Thanks for your information. I think I have found the cause that the GAL you created before did not contain all objects—here the address list that contains the mail contacts exceeds the scope of GAL you created.

     

    It is recommended that, the GAL used in an ABP must, at a minimum, contain all of the address lists, including the room address list, defined and specified in an ABP. Don’t create a GAL that contains fewer objects than any of the address lists in the same ABP. (see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh529948.aspx).

     

    Let me know if you have any other questions on this thread.


    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support



    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 5:39 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello.

    Please, tell me, how can I add address lists to the GAL? As I understand, I can add only mail recipients, but not address lists.

    If I shall add all address list recipients to th GAL, then I shall see all of them in the default address list in users Outlooks. But I want to exclude all contacts from default address book.


    http://alexxhost.ru
    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:10 AM
  • Hi Alexey,

    Both GAL and address list are filter result. You are correct that we cannot add address list into GAL.

    If you don't want users to see contacts in the newly created GAL, then remove the Address list containing the Contacts (by that I mean do not associate the Address list with the ABP), and then remove "-or (RecipientType -eq 'MailContact')" from the GAL filter.


    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support


    Thursday, December 22, 2011 11:13 AM
    Moderator
  • I assuem there is no other question on this thread and it can be marked as answered.

    Thanks.


    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 9:19 AM
    Moderator