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    Exchange 2010 and Ghosting Users

    Hi,

    I've got a slight problem where a few users are showing up twice.

    I found this website (User in Global List with no account) with the exact problem and fix.

    But the fix is going right over my head.

    Where can I find the .xml file?

    Thanks in advance,
    DJ.

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    Well it doesn't look like it's Exchange - any new user is showing in the GAL - so I think it's AD related.

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    Any new user is showing up twice on the GAL?

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    No once as soon as they are created in AD. Obviously when you add that user as a Mail Contact there is then two in GAL.

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    You're adding them as a mail contact?

    What Precisely are you doing when you create a new email account for a user?

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    I'll try and make myself clearer - apologies.

    When I create a new Staff User - they are coming up in the Exchange GAL for everyone, even though I don't touch their email address. I just input their name, a password and make sure they have the right settings (P:/, .bat, Members of etc etc) - Yet they are in the GAL.

    Now (obviously) when I then have to create a Mail Contact for Admin purposes, they are in there twice - one from Exchange, and the other from creating them in AD.

    Not all users have this issue, only users created recently - but I've compared them to other, previously made Staff Users and everything is identical. The only way I've found (using a test account) to remove the AD user from GAL is to delete them completely.

    Obviously this isn't ideal as I have about 15 Staff with the same symptoms and no easy solution.

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    I'm sorry, I must be missing something obvious. What's the actual problem here? You're creating a mail-enabled user then you're creating a mail contact with the same details - two entries in the GAL for that user is the expected outcome.

    Why do you need to create a mail contact when you've already created a mail-enabled user? What is this mail contact pointing at, if not their exchange account? If you don't want the user to be mail-enabled, because you want to create them in exchange as a mail contact instead, then why are you creating them as mail enabled?

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    my last post never made it, question is why are you creating mail contacs when they are already listed in the GAL, wbTa is the purpose of for the admin users?

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    I haven't created mail enable users, just a network user which is showing in the GAL - unless I'm missing something obvious? Could I have copied a user that is Mail Enabled and not known? How can you check?

    I'm purely creating a user account (through the DC), just to login but they are coming up in the GAL.

    Ignore the fact I am creating a Mail Contact through Exchange, this is for Admin use and isn't the issue. The Mail Contact points to their School Email address as it is a Post 16 Centre.

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    after you create new user, gonto the emc and find the user and see of theybare mail-enabled or notm

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    Why would they be on EMC by just creating them in AD on the DC?

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    Technically it shouldn't but I want to know if it has.

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    Nope, my test account isn't showing up in EMC, but still is in the GAL.

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    Have you given than test account an maail address, i.e filled out the mail attribute?

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    Nope, all blank.

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