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ADSIEDIT not working to hide accounts from address book RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi There,

    I have some user accounts in AD that DO NOT have exchange accounts associated with them.  Some have in the past and some were created with out one.  I am trying to hide them from the address book with ADSIEDIT and it doesnt seem to be working. 

    I set MSExchHideFromAddressLists = True and removed any values that might have been in proxyAddresses.

    All users that have exchange accounts i was able to hide from the console, however everyone that doesnt have a mailbox seems to be still there...soooo frustrating.

    Can anyone help me out?

    Thanks,

    Jen

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 3:32 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
    Look for the attribute showInAddressBook and remove any entries that you find there.

    Martina Miskovic

    • Marked as answer by jennyjen Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:00 PM
    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:26 PM

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  • Hi,

    users without a mailbox aren´t listet in the addressbook. But the addressbook is not actualized each time a useraccont changes. So you have to wait for aproximatlly  one day or update the addressbook manually.

    In order to update the addressbook

    Update-AddressList -Identity "<name of addresslist>"

    in order to update the offline Addressbook

    Update-OfflineAddressBook -Identity "<name of offlineaddressbook>"


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    • Edited by Peddy1st Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:24 PM
    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:24 PM
  • Hi,
    Look for the attribute showInAddressBook and remove any entries that you find there.

    Martina Miskovic

    • Marked as answer by jennyjen Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:00 PM
    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:26 PM
  • Amazing!!! Thanks so much as this has been plaguing me for days now haha.

    Cheers!

    Jen

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:01 PM
  • Your Welcome!  :)

    Note: When you create a new user by using another one as a copy, don't choose one that has a mailbox because the new account will get some exchange attributes, like showInAddressBook for example.

    Martina Miskovic

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:03 PM
  • Very interesting information Martina! I have a template with no e-mail.
    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 8:43 PM
  • Very interesting information Martina! I have a template with no e-mail.

    Hi Jose,
    If you have the same problem as Jen (seeing users without a mailbox in the GAL), do check your template account and make sure it hasn't got any exchange attribute set.

    Martina Miskovic

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9:18 PM