What is Address Book Policy
•User segmentation into specific groups
•Simple mechanism to accomplish GAL Seg.
•Customize GAL in Outlook and OWA
ABP is a multi-step process
Proper planning is required
ABP – is Only configued via Shell
•Address list – all mandatory
•Address list – all mandatory
Before ABP – A Typical mailbox
A mailbox after applying the ABP
user mailbox is only limited to see the address list and room mailbox specific to his department.
Address Book Policy – when created
Address Book Policy – when applied to a mailbox
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Exchange 2013 Address Book Policies
Address book policies (ABPs) allow you to segment users into specific groups to provide customized views of your organization’s global address list (GAL). When creating an ABP, you assign a GAL, an offline address book (OAB), a room list, and one or more address lists to the policy. You can then assign the ABP to mailbox users, providing them with access to a customized GAL in Outlook and Outlook Web App. The goal is to provide a simpler mechanism to accomplish GAL segmentation for on-premises organizations that require multiple GALs.
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After applying update or patches on Exchange 2013 and bringing back to out of maintenance you notice that server components are still Inactive as shown below. In a situation like this you need to go extra mile to bring the server as is before maintenance. Below is the set of cmdlet when you put the server on maintenance where requester is calling for maintenance.
cmdlets/ script is bringing the server out of the maintenance but the component state is still Inactive
Set-ServerComponentState $Server -Component ServerWideOffline -State Active -Requester Maintenance
Set-ServerComponentState $Server -Component UMCallRouter –State Active –Requester Maintenance
Set-MailboxServer $Server -DatabaseCopyActivationDisabledAndMoveNow $False
Set-MailboxServer $Server -DatabaseCopyAutoActivationPolicy Unrestricted
Set-ServerComponentState $Server -Component HubTransport -State Active -Requester Maintenance
In addition to the single components which can be managed individually, there’s also a component called “ServerWideOffline”, which is used to manage the state of all components together, with the exception of “Monitoring” and “RecoveryActionsEnabled”. For this purpose, “ServerWideOffline” overrides individual settings for all other components. It doesn’t touch “Monitoring” and “RecoveryActionsEnabled” because these two components need to stay active in order to keep MA going. Without them, no “OnlineResponder” could bring “ServerWideOffline” back to “Active” automatically. But in this case both Monitoring and RecoveryActionEnabled are Inactive which will not bring the ServerWideOffline back to Active.
So the server is not 100% functional even though you took it out of maintenance. You will need to perform the following cmdlet to bring the server in ACTIVE State
Set-ServerComponentState -Component ServerWideOffline -State Active -Requester Functional
Set-ServerComponentState -Component Monitoring -State Active -Requester Functional
Set-ServerComponentState -Component RecoveryActionsEnabled -State Active -Requester Functional
You can also get the Get-ServerComponentState cmdlet from the Shell to retrieve these settings along with timestamp
You can also use the script to bring the component state back to active state
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