A Quick and Simple 10-Step Process to Creating a Unified Global Address List

 10 Steps Process to Creating a Unified GAL | Binary Tree

Enabling employees of merging organizations to start collaborating is an essential first step towards achieving the expected synergies from a merger or acquisition on Day One. Unifying directories is a key first step in any merger. It’s a small thing that can have a big impact on the overall success of the first few weeks and months of the merger. So, a key goal for IT on Day One is to create a unified global access list (GAL). This lets users find each other across applications.

To set up an ongoing GAL sync between any Microsoft Active Directory, whether in the cloud or on-premises is just 10 quick and simple steps away with Binary Tree’s Power365® Directory Sync.

Keeping GALs in sync for any period involves more than just creating some contacts on the other side. It involves keeping those objects and their properties in sync due to regular changes such as renames, terminations or new hires.

Power365® Directory Sync syncs all the common object types, mail-enabled or not. This includes users, contacts, security groups, distribution lists, membership, ownership, shared mailboxes, rooms, and resources. You can even sync your Office 365 Groups & Teams with Power365® Directory Sync.

Here are 10 easy steps on how to setup GAL sync with Binary Tree’s Power365® Directory Sync:

  1. Create and configure your Environments to manage scope and connectivity
  2. Create and configure a Template to manage attribute and property mappings
  3. Create and configure a Workflow(s) to manage rules, flows and filters
  4. Deploy your local Agents to manage on-premises objects
  5. Run first sync in test mode
  6. Verify the results
  7. Run the initial sync to create all objects then sync properties and membership
  8. Schedule the Workflow(s)
  9. Setup Alerts (optional)
  10. Add Scripts to extend your directory sync operations (optional)

For more about Power365 Directory Sync, see the brochure. Or get more 'Day One' tips from our M&A White Paper: A Guide for Unifying User Collaboration on Day One of a Merger.

To find out more about what Binary Tree can do for you, get in touch.