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  • What is GAL hosting? How to configure it?

    Can anybody explain me.


    Thanks Joseph Pradeep
    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 6:41 PM

Answers

  • It is also something that Microsoft no longer support and pulled all of their articles on configuring it from their archive. If you do decide to do it, test, test and test again in a lab. It is a major change to a live environment which is very easy to get wrong, and generated a lot of support calls to Microsoft, which is why they stopped supporting it.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    • Proposed as answer by Anil K Singh Thursday, April 7, 2011 3:20 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jerome Xiong Sunday, April 24, 2011 8:56 AM
    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:03 PM
  • Hi,

     

     

    What is GAL hosting? 

    Exchange use GCs to hold the global address list.

    GC is a DC which also has a partial copy of every other domain partition in the forest.

    A partial copy means that GC only contains s subset of the attributes for the domain objects in its database.

    The list of attributes is held in the AD schema.

    There is only GC in one forest, and every DC has a copy of it (GAL). A change to schema is replicated to every

    DC.

     

    How to configure it?

    The schema can be managed by schema Management Snap-in. This snap in needs to be registered before it can be used

    Using the following command-line:

    Regsvr 32 shcmmgmt.dll

     

    Once registered, the snap-in can be added to an MMC console.

    More information about GC:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc728188(WS.10).aspx


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    • Proposed as answer by Jerome Xiong Thursday, April 7, 2011 2:58 AM
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    Thursday, April 7, 2011 2:58 AM

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  • Where have you seen that reference, as it is not something I am familar with.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 6:56 PM
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2011 7:28 PM
  • He describes how to configure it in part 2 http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Shared-Hosting-Exchange-2003-Part2.html 

    It would be to provide a seperate address book for different companies or divisions within the same Exchange 2003 organization. So that users in one company cannot see the entries for users in another.

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 7:44 PM
  • It is also something that Microsoft no longer support and pulled all of their articles on configuring it from their archive. If you do decide to do it, test, test and test again in a lab. It is a major change to a live environment which is very easy to get wrong, and generated a lot of support calls to Microsoft, which is why they stopped supporting it.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    • Proposed as answer by Anil K Singh Thursday, April 7, 2011 3:20 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jerome Xiong Sunday, April 24, 2011 8:56 AM
    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:03 PM
  • Hi,

     

     

    What is GAL hosting? 

    Exchange use GCs to hold the global address list.

    GC is a DC which also has a partial copy of every other domain partition in the forest.

    A partial copy means that GC only contains s subset of the attributes for the domain objects in its database.

    The list of attributes is held in the AD schema.

    There is only GC in one forest, and every DC has a copy of it (GAL). A change to schema is replicated to every

    DC.

     

    How to configure it?

    The schema can be managed by schema Management Snap-in. This snap in needs to be registered before it can be used

    Using the following command-line:

    Regsvr 32 shcmmgmt.dll

     

    Once registered, the snap-in can be added to an MMC console.

    More information about GC:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc728188(WS.10).aspx


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members readin
    • Proposed as answer by Jerome Xiong Thursday, April 7, 2011 2:58 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jerome Xiong Sunday, April 24, 2011 8:56 AM
    Thursday, April 7, 2011 2:58 AM