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How do you access MicroSoft Exchange's Global Address List from a Java servlet?
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I think the best way is via a Java-COM bridge.

I have some links about this:

1. Free: http://www.nevaobject.com (go to Java, then Java2COM)

2. Expensive: http://www.linar.com (go to JIntegra) and http://www.halcyonsoft.com/ (go to R-JAX). I like JIntegra most, because they can be used 100%
pure Java, because JIntegra talks DCOM over the wire to the COM-object.

3. About COM, read http://users.rcn.com/danadler/javacom/ too, this is very interesting.

4. Bridge2Java from IBM: http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/bridge2java 

Let me tell you, programming COM from Java is a bit complicated. You should know three fields very well before starting this:

1. Java programming
2. COM programming
3. Exchange programming

It is not for the faint of heart! I wish you good luck!
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Another solution: Maybe you can configure the Exchange server to write the address list to a file. Then read that file from servlet.
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Thanks dnoelpp.
You have given me some new leads to follow, although I was
think more along the lines of opening a socket connection to Exchange ( ip addres : 143) and using some IMAP commands to direclt access the global address list.
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Okay, that's an idea, too, but then you are in the area of Exchange and IMAP programming! This is not Java-specific anymore... Only if you have special question on how to open network connections or the like. Thanks for the points, anyway.
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