Importing Global Address List

DaveWalton
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How can I copy all of my "Contacts" in Outlook97 to Exchange Server's Global Address List so that my list becomes the default for company use?  I've tried exporting it to a CSV file and importing it on Exchange Server but it complains that it is the wrong format.
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You may create a contact folder in Exchange Public Folders copy all yuor contacts there and then each user can set this folder in his(her)address book as default.
If he doesn't see this folder in address book may be he has no right to view items in this public folder or may be he should go to this folder open it's properties and set Show this folder in my adress book option.

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Bodya, I tried that before I posted the question here. Once I've copied the Contacts folder to the Public folders I am unable to set it as my Address book.  When I go to its properties, the "Show this folder as an e-mail address book" is ghosted out even though I am set as the Owner of this folder with full permissions.

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Bodya, Sorry - just realised that I didn't have the Outlook Address Book service installed.  Add a comment/answer and I'll grade it.

Thanks.
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Strange thing... :( It should be there. At least I have it. What services you have installed (for example Personal Foldres, Address book...)? Enumerate plese!
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We thought about the same simultaneously :). That's luck!

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Dave,

    The "wrong format" error could be solved by the following utility. This tool allowed me to import a contact list into the GAL via a CSV file.

Make .CSV Tool
The Make .CSV tool creates sequential user .csv files for the Microsoft Exchange Server import feature. It can be used by Microsoft Exchange Server administrators for planning, designing, and testing Microsoft Exchange Server configurations. This tool makes it possible to create hundreds or thousands of mailboxes or Microsoft Windows NT accounts easily on Microsoft Exchange Server. The tool works only with Microsoft Exchange Server.


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Well, Dave, you have promised to grade the answer. I won't object if you grade the wvance's answer as well. Please don't leave you question suspended.

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Dave,
     Here is tghe article at MS that helped me get started.
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q155/4/14.asp

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