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How to import Public Folders Contacts script

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  • Hello Everyone,


    I'm using a few systems at my workplace that display incoming callers photos/details based on the Public Folders Contacts file. We train people to drag and drop the folder into their contacts once a month to get the most up to date info, but we're finding more often than not that people simply fail to complete this task. I've been looking into alternative solutions but I'm coming up with nothing.


    I'm hoping someone here has a bit of experience in scripting that can automatically complete the following:


    1) Check if 'Employees' folder is under users Contacts folder.

    2) if no, import 'Employees' from Public Folders - All Public Folders

    3) if yes, delete current 'Employees' and import 'Employees' from Public Folders - All Public Folders


    I would like to set this script to run through Group Policy, but the coding required to implement this solution is above me.


    Current Environment:

    Win 10 Machines

    Outlook 2013

    Exchange Server 2013


    If any further info is required, please don't hesitate to ask!

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:12 AM

Answers

  • Sorry about the wasted question - someone referred me to this which sorted all of my issues :)

    http://blog.leederbyshire.com/2015/05/06/a-powershell-script-to-copy-the-contacts-from-an-exchange-public-folder-to-all-mailbox-contacts-folders/

    • Marked as answer by Jarvin13 Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:17 PM
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:16 PM

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  • There are lots of products that will sync Public Folders to Exchange mailboxes, which sounds like what you're looking for. Start here for some ideas.

    https://www.slipstick.com/outlook/sync-outlook/synchronizing-exchange-mailboxes-and-public-folders/

    -Peter

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 8:27 PM
  • Sorry about the wasted question - someone referred me to this which sorted all of my issues :)

    http://blog.leederbyshire.com/2015/05/06/a-powershell-script-to-copy-the-contacts-from-an-exchange-public-folder-to-all-mailbox-contacts-folders/

    • Marked as answer by Jarvin13 Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:17 PM
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:16 PM
  • Thanks for the help :)

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 10:17 PM
  • Sorry about the wasted question - someone referred me to this which sorted all of my issues :)

    http://blog.leederbyshire.com/2015/05/06/a-powershell-script-to-copy-the-contacts-from-an-exchange-public-folder-to-all-mailbox-contacts-folders/

    Good to see you are unblocked on this. And thanks a lot for sharing this back, which will definitely benefit other community members who might have the same query.

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua


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    Thursday, April 6, 2017 6:23 AM
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  • the link doesn't work anymore. Can you share the answer?
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 5:25 PM