Hide user from SBS 2008 Console (or at least SBS BPA)?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Neil Rashbrook, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. I want to create a user for internal service processing only, so I don't
    mind if it doesn't show up in the SBS Console, but if I just use regular
    APIs to create the user then the BPA complains about it. Do I just click
    "Do not show me this item again" or is there a proper way to do this?
    Neil Rashbrook, Mar 10, 2010
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  2. Not sure why we would care if it is shown in any user list except one.....

    Maybe what you really want to do is hide the user from the Exchange/Outlook
    list of email recepients, i.e. the GAL?

    To do so, either don't create a mailbox, or use the Exchange Manager applet
    to hide this user from the GAL.

    If you have other concerns, please explain.

    Please post the resolution to your
    issue so others may benefit
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    Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP], Mar 10, 2010
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  3. I just ignore the BPA yellow bang for these accounts.
    Les Connor [SBS MVP], Mar 10, 2010
  4. When you have a user that is set up by an app and it's not a "SBS user"
    account the BPA complains.

    Hit the ignore in the BPA.
    Susan Bradley, Mar 10, 2010
  5. Neil Rashbrook

    Steve Foster Guest

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with asking the BPA to ignore a specific
    condition, *if* you understand the full story, and it makes sense.

    This would appear to fall clearly into that.

    Or you could just create the account the "SBS way" and then it shows up in
    the Console, and the BPA is happy without further effort...
    Steve Foster, Mar 10, 2010
  6. Thanks for assuaging my fears!
    Neil Rashbrook, Mar 15, 2010
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