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Exchange Server 2K3 - ADUC - Contacts - GAL

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Is there a way to take the contact objects that I created in AD and have them be displayed in the GAL (Global Address List)?
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If the contacts are mail enabled contacts then that should happen automatically on a default installation.

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After creating a contact, is there a simple way to tell if the contact is mail enabled?
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Also, is there a way to replicate the information faster so that I can see the changes made in the GAL immediately?
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If you create the contact on the Exchange server, then it will prompt you for an email address. If you look at the contact in ADUC on the Exchange server then you will see some additional tabs which are the Exchange properties.

If this is Exchange 2003 and the clients are Outlook 2003 in cached mode, then you will probably have to wait.
Cached mode uses the Offline Address Book which is regenerated once a day by default on the Exchange server. While you can change that cycle or force the OAB to be regenerated, the clients will also have to download the updates. They do this once every 24 hours by default, or when Outlook is started. Again you can get them to do it by hand.

http://www.amset.info/exchange/oab-error.asp

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This makes sense as to why it has not updated on the Outlook 2003 clients yet.  I tried the links suggestions and it worked perfectly. Thanks for the help!
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