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How to programmatically add a user to a personal address book

We are running a network (30 users).
Each user accesses their .pab & .pst from a mapped f:\

(ie each user sees(only) their mailbox.pab at f:\mailbox.pab)

The postoffice maintains the list of user name (ie Alex, John, Terry...). But the distribution groups are kept in the personal .pab files.

Now we like to have certain standard distribution groups that everyone should use. (ie 'All Staff')

The general practice is that when a 'new staff member' is added to the post office list, then a member of the IT staff goes around to all 30 computers and adds that staff member to the users .pab file.

I was wondering if it is possible to do this programmatically in any way???

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Yes. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=178787 is a good example of using CDO to work with the personal address book.


ps - outlook 98/2000/2002 may/may/will contain a secure version of cdo that will generate a prompt about an application trying to access the address book.  You may wish to read http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup.htm for additional information.

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