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Contacts on server?

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Using Outlook 2000, our goal is to have info on our clients in a Contacts folder on our dedicated server (6 PCs running Win98) so that we can all easily access  the data. At the same time, each PC would maintain its individual Contacts.
 There seems to be no way (such as Save As) to direct any contacts to the
 server.
 How do we accomplish this?
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by:slink9
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I know that this can be done using Exchange Server because that is the way I set it up at my company.  I do believe that without some kind of management program for shared contacts that you can't do this.  I had tried for a couple of years at a previous company to do this without spending the money on Exchanger Server (unsuccessfully).  Now that we have SBS with Exchange Server 5.5 it is set up by the admin as easily as adding a folder for your own contacts.
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bruintje earned 50 total points
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you can use netfolders to share the folders you like from the server

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q195/8/67.ASP
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by:Vick428
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Kweber1, you if you had exchange in place, you could also explore the public folders area, which does alot of what you describe.

Regards, Vick
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by:SMosher
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There is a File | Save As command that would allow you to save an individual contact as an .msg file in a network folder. However, you might have problems if two people tried to open the file at the same time, and you won't have the searching capability that you get inside Outlook folders or the ability to see those contacts in the address book.

In addition to the Exchange Server public folder and Net Folders (see http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/netfolders.htm) solutions, you might also consider an LDAP server or another third-party group address book tool. See http://www.slipstick.com/addins/groupcontacts.htm.
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by:Kweber1
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Although the answer was brief, adding the /support/ address helped point me in the right direction.  After several false starts from other answers, it does appear that installing and using  Netfolders is the key to accomplishing what we need.
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Glad it worked out as meant, thanks for the tip on being brief in the answer..... :O)
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