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2nd Exchange 2003 GAL or alternative RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a project requirement for a contacts database that would synchronize with Blackberry Playbooks in our organization.  The data for the contacts would be supplied by me as a CSV file, and would contain approximately 45,000 entries

    could we create a 2nd GAL in Exchange 2003 with these 45,000 users in it?

    is there a better way to accoplish this?

    thx,

    jason

    Friday, May 18, 2012 2:26 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jason,

    a second GAL with Exchange 2003 is not a good idea here.

    For your Exchange users you can have only 1 GAL active. Creating 2nd GAL is basically possible, but then you have to deny the access to first GAL for some users, so not an option.

    What you can do : With BES 5 it should be possible to have a Public Folder synced to the devices. You first have to import the Contacts to a public folder (type contacts) and make that available to your devices.

    There are some tips to configure in the BES Admin guides.


    Grüße, Christoph

    • Proposed as answer by Terence Yu Monday, May 21, 2012 2:26 AM
    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, May 25, 2012 1:05 AM
    Friday, May 18, 2012 3:14 PM
  • We are still exploring our options so i will close this

    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, May 25, 2012 1:05 AM
    Thursday, May 24, 2012 2:41 PM

All replies

  • Hi Jason,

    a second GAL with Exchange 2003 is not a good idea here.

    For your Exchange users you can have only 1 GAL active. Creating 2nd GAL is basically possible, but then you have to deny the access to first GAL for some users, so not an option.

    What you can do : With BES 5 it should be possible to have a Public Folder synced to the devices. You first have to import the Contacts to a public folder (type contacts) and make that available to your devices.

    There are some tips to configure in the BES Admin guides.


    Grüße, Christoph

    • Proposed as answer by Terence Yu Monday, May 21, 2012 2:26 AM
    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, May 25, 2012 1:05 AM
    Friday, May 18, 2012 3:14 PM
  • Hi
        Export your data to CSV (or whatever) and import these into outlook as contacts.  Drag them over to a public folder, and now all users will be able to get at it (and anyone you choose can administer it.)
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    Terence Yu

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, May 21, 2012 2:28 AM
  • Hi
       Do you have anything update on your issue ?

    Terence Yu

    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, May 23, 2012 2:36 AM
  • We are still exploring our options so i will close this

    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, May 25, 2012 1:05 AM
    Thursday, May 24, 2012 2:41 PM