When synchronizing mail objects between forests you might want to modify the display name in the target. This is sometimes required if in source display name is built by “<surname> <lastname>” but in target you need “<lastname>, <firstname>”. Or you … Read More »
In this part I will tell you what objects from Active Directory may be synchronized between forests and how to chose them in GALsync’s directory tab.
Often a multi-forest environment is present after company take-overs without a strong need of migration into one forest. Trusts are not required in organizations with multiple Active Directories if you only want to share Global Address List (GAL). GALsync offers a simple Inter-Org Sync without trusts.
GALsync is written in C# using .NET Framework. The GUI is Outlook 2007 like. In this blog I describe how the most important features are represented in our Graphical User Interface (GUI).
To have GAL in sync between forests GALsync is a good and flexible solution but offers no complex identity management features if this is required.
Getting GAL in sync between forests ILM 2007 may be a good solution but needs a lot of preparation. Also there must be a direct connection between the data sources, which often is unwanted by companies due to firewall restrictions.