How to export GAL (Global Address List)

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Author: Yuval Sinay MVP
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SYMPTOMS

You may need to export the company GAL (Global Address List) for backup or documentation purposes.
 

RESOLUTION

 
Exchange 5.5 use its own directory services database. To export Exchange 5.5 GAL (Global Address List)
 
you can use one the following methods:
 
 
a. XADM: How to Perform a Directory Export of the GAL
 
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/149447
 
 
b. XCLN: How to Export GAL Entries to an Outlook Contacts Folder
 
   http://support.microsoft.com/?id=238773
 
 
 
Exchange 2000/2003 use Active Directory services to save the data that was saved in Exchange 5.5
 
directory services database.
 
To export Exchange 2000/2003 GAL (Global Address List) you can use one the following methods:
 
 
a. XCLN: How to Export GAL Entries to an Outlook Contacts Folder
 
   http://support.microsoft.com/?id=238773
 
 
b. Using "LDAP" base tool like "CSVDE":
 
Example:
 
csvde -r "(objectClass=user)" -d "ou=test ou,dc=domain,dc=com" -l
displayName,proxyAddresses -f c:\users.csv
 
 
 
 
 
 

MORE INFORMATION

 
How to use Csvde to import contacts and user objects into Active Directory
 
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;327620
 
Using the LDIFDE Tool

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/e2k3/e2k3/sgw_install_ldifde.asp
 
Using LDIFDE to Import and Export Directory Objects to Active Directory
 
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;237677
 
 

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Article ID: 555397 - Last Review: August 15, 2005 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition
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