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    Active Directory as great phone book in the sky

    AD is used primarly for system administration but does anyone use it as... well... a directory?
    Do you populate all those wierd and wonderful fields in a user record in Users and Computers snap-in.
    How do you give users access to this information?

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    Re: Active Directory as great phone book in the sky

    I dont think many people will fill in a lot of the fields and theres all that personal information that needs to be protected as well....

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    Re: Active Directory as great phone book in the sky

    If you've got Exchange + Outlook/OWA etc.. users can see address, depts, phones... and search by some of them.

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    Re: Active Directory as great phone book in the sky

    At the moment our AD is only for the kids so no we dont populate much though do poulate the "Department" field with their Year

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    Re: Active Directory as great phone book in the sky

    I just un published all my printers from AD because as my printer vbs now only connects the 2 closest printers to a user a couple of my more savvy students found out they could browse the directory for printers from within the word print dialog and connect to any of them.

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    Re: Active Directory as great phone book in the sky

    Cant you prevent that through Group Policy

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    Re: Active Directory as great phone book in the sky

    Probably. There is just so many settings I lose track

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    Re: Active Directory as great phone book in the sky

    You can also set the security on the printers' ACLs so they can't print to them via Windows.

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