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    Option to Hide user from global address list in MS Exchange

    I've had a look at a few of the threads about removing usernames from the global address list in Exchange, and some of them mention an option that you can tick to hide the user from the global address list. However, I've had a look at the properties tabs for our users, and I can't find anything like that particular option. Can someone tell me where to find it, please? Is it specific to a particular version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andie View Post
    I've had a look at a few of the threads about removing usernames from the global address list in Exchange, and some of them mention an option that you can tick to hide the user from the global address list. However, I've had a look at the properties tabs for our users, and I can't find anything like that particular option. Can someone tell me where to find it, please? Is it specific to a particular version?
    In Active Directory, Select the User, and look at their Properties, then the Exchange Advanced tab. It's a check box under the Simple Name dialogue box

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    Thanks. At least you have confirmed to me that I don't have that tab! I need to get onto the suppliers of our exchange setup.

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    Which version of Exchange are you using?

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    Use the ADUC on you Exchange-server (if possible)

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    If you're running exchange 2007, the setting is on the mailbox (Recipient Config > Mailbox > johndoe > checkbox on Bottom Left on the "general" tab)

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    Thanks! I got there in the end. Exchange 2007, and I needed to open Exchange Management Console, not ADUC, and then it is as Pete says. Now all I have to do is tick the box for all the users...sigh...

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    Code:
    Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit "Students" | Set-Mailbox -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled $true
    Something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPerceptron View Post
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    Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit "Students" | Set-Mailbox -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled $true
    Something like that?
    Is this for Exchange Management Shell? I have only just started using Exchange. We don't seem to have any OUs at the sort of Teacher Student etc. level at the moment. Our broadband supplier migrated all our accounts into Exchange from a different setup. So at the moment, all accounts are in one pot. How would I adapt the cmdlet to work in this situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andie View Post
    Is this for Exchange Management Shell? I have only just started using Exchange. We don't seem to have any OUs at the sort of Teacher Student etc. level at the moment. Our broadband supplier migrated all our accounts into Exchange from a different setup. So at the moment, all accounts are in one pot. How would I adapt the cmdlet to work in this situation?
    Mailboxes can be wildcarded as well, but test beforehand, since (say) s* will match Firstname, Displayname and Lastname, not just aliases.

    use
    Code:
    get-help get-mailbox --full | more
    for more info.

    If I wanted to hide all our Y7 kids from the GAL, I'd use:

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    Get-Mailbox 09* | Set-Mailbox -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled $true
    but that's because I know "09" is an unique search term for them (mailboxes start with year of entry). If I had staff called Fred Bloggs09, he'd be hidden as well.

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