How can i create a shared / central adressbook in Exchange 2013? RRS feed

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  • We are using Exchange 2013 in combination with Outlook 2013. We would like to create an adressbook for our company where we can all put contacts in and also change them when needed. We are using shared personal adressbooks now but this is not the option we like. Is there a way to create 1 adressbook for the whole company in Exchange and make them visible and editable in Outlook 2013 for all users? Thanx in advance for replies and tips!
    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:55 PM

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  • Yes, you can use the Public Folder functionality to create a Shared Contacts List and share with everyone. I don't see any step-by-step procedure specifically for Exchange 2013 but it is same like Office 365 and you should be able to follow the same for Exchange 2013.

    How To Create a Company Shared Contacts List or Calendar in Office 365

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    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:15 PM
  • You might be able to use a shared mailbox (not just contacts, the entire mailbox).

    Since Exchange 2010 (SP1?), it would be mapped to users with appropriate permissions.

    How addresses are actually accessed may or may not be satisfactory for you:


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    Wednesday, June 4, 2014 3:29 PM
  • This seems like something that could work, however..... Exchange 2013 works totally different. After making a public folder the rest doesn't comply anymore. If someone has a tip how to make the rest (public adress list), then this could be a sollution i guess.
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:46 PM
  • GadgetServer,

    Were you able to find a solution? I've got the same problem.

    Sunday, September 28, 2014 9:00 PM
  • Hello Kenonian2013,

    We managed to get it working. Please read this article and mark this as an answer if it helped you.


    Best regards,


    Monday, September 29, 2014 4:41 PM
  • We don't have 365, we just have Exchange 2013 standard. Will it still work?
    Friday, October 10, 2014 8:40 PM
  • Hi ,

    Please use the below mentioned link to create the custom address book in exchange 2013.


    For providing permission to the custom address book you can use ADSI edit tool and also please refer the below link for providing permissions.

    Below link if for exchange 2007 but anyhow permissions can also be provided on the same way as defined on the link for newly created custom address book .




    Thanks S.Nithyanandham

    Friday, October 10, 2014 8:57 PM