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Can I get contacts without email addresses into Global Address List?

I am importing a large group of contacts into Active Directory so that they are viewable in the Exchange Global Address List.  I have everything working except for the fact that contacts without email addresses never show up in the GAL.  However, I *can* see them in Active Directory Users & Computers.

How do I get these contacts without email addresses to appear in the Global Address List, or in some kind of public folder that everybody in my company can access?
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bwinzenzCommented:
They won't show up.  the GAL only displays mail-enabled objects (i.e. objects with SMTP addresses).

As you are thinking, you can import contacts into a Public Folder and this can work great.  Under your Public Folders, create a new folder, then specify the type as Contacts.  Then import all the contacts and voila!

Ben
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accentbizAuthor Commented:
Do I do this within Outlook, or through another administrative tool?  In my Outlook, in the left-hand-side Navigation Pane, I don't see anything that says Public Folders.

Also, now that I'm onto another solution than I was originally attempting:

How would I found out the LDAP "address" of such a public folder, for importing purposes?
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SembeeCommented:
Do it all through Outlook.
Are you using Outlook 2003? Change to the Folder List view and then you will see public folders.

Then create a new public folder, of type Contacts. You can then do an import.
Finally on the clients, right click on the public folder and choose Properties. Click on the tab "Outlook Address Book" and enable the option to use it. Outlook clients can then pick any email addresses in that public folder when composing messages.

Simon.
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accentbizAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help guys.  I think you've pointed me in the right direction.  This has brought up a new set of questions, but I'll ask those separately.

~jason
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