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What is the Global Address List (GAL), and how does MigrationWiz interact with it?

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​What is the Global Address List (GAL), and how does MigrationWiz interact with it?

Answer:

​The Global Address List (GAL) is a list of all users and distribution groups within an Exchange Server ​environment that is populated from Active Directory. ​

  • ​The GAL is part of the Active Directory infrastructure, therefore MigrationWiz is not able to migrate the user or distribution list content.
  • The GAL will be generated at the destination once the Active Directory objects have been created or synced to the destination environment.
  • MigrationWiz only uses the GAL when autodiscovering items from endpoints within MSPComplete.