Enabling a GAL sync account will permit browsing and paging of the global address list when selecting contacts during message composition with the Zimbra web client.Contact data from Zimbra's internal GAL and external sources can be synced to the account.Every domain in the Zimbra installation can have a single Active Directory or external LDAP GAL configuration.The first external datasource for the galsync account will use the external LDAP or Active Directory GAL configuration.This attribute is required in the default AD filter in Zimbra. As a workaround, it is safe to remove the mail Nickname requirement by designating zimbra Gal Ldap Filter on the domain or datasource.Get the default for the AD search filter (&(|(display Name=*%s*)(cn=*%s*)(sn=*%s*)(given Name=*%s*)(mail=*%s*))(!The galsync account is a resource account and does not consume a Zimbra license.To setup an account properly for sync, there must be ZCS 8 adds the server (-s) option to designate which Zimbra mailstore where the GAL sync account will reside. Each mailstore in the environment can have at most one GAL sync account per domain.
For example, consider this external GAL configuration for AD: ## Get Domain zmprov gd | grep -i gal zimbra Gal Ldap Bind Dn: CN=galsync, OU=Service Accounts, OU=Servers, DC=Corp, DC=domain, DC=com zimbra Gal Ldap Bind Password: the Password zimbra Gal Ldap Filter: ad zimbra Gal Ldap Page Size: 1000 zimbra Gal Ldap Search Base: DC=Corp, DC=domain, DC=com zimbra Gal Ldap URL: ldap://ds1domain.com:3268 zimbra Gal Max Results: 100 zimbra Gal Mode: both zimbra Gal Sync Internal Search Base: DOMAIN ## Get Datasource zmprov gds [email protected]# name Active Directory GAL # type gal object Class: zimbra Data Source object Class: zimbra Gal Data Source zimbra Create Timestamp: 20090728211318Z zimbra Data Source Enabled: TRUE zimbra Data Source Folder Id: 257 zimbra Data Source Id: 4c94f205-43fb-4706-a13b-8ce64eadde4e zimbra Data Source Name: Active Directory GAL zimbra Data Source Polling Interval: 1d zimbra Data Source Type: gal zimbra Gal Last Failed Sync Timestamp: 20090818071009Z zimbra Gal Last Successful Sync Timestamp: 20090925155938Z zimbra Gal Status: enabled zimbra Gal Type: ldap If the external GAL was configured on the command line, or is already configured without a datasource, zmgsautil can be used to setup the external LDAP datasource.If the galsync account is being created for the first time and external GAL is configured, the datasource will be setup with the zmgsautil create Account command. Each mailstore server can have at most one GAL sync account.Additional datasources are configured with the zmgsautil tool and the create Account sub command.Historically, there have been two ways to have photos appear in Outlook: each end user can manually add them on the client side or a server administrator can upload them on the server side.There is now a third method that compliments the other two.