Set Public folder to open by default

Posted on 2006-04-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Hi Experts,

How do I set a Public Folder Contact to open by default? I have a shared contact list that I want my users to be able to access and modify when connecting to a general user account via Terminal Services. This is required because my Mac users can't access Public Folders in Entourage and they can't view and edit the custom form created for that contact list.

Question by:bthomasian
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    Expert Comment

    "by default" .... I don't think you can.
    I believe you are limited to the default exchange folders and ant attached local .pst folders.
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    Author Comment

    Can I wright a macro to do it? How about a script? How would I referance the public folder?
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    Expert Comment


    In outlook, you can define which address book to open first.  You can add your public folder contacts list to this setting and make it the default.

    To access a contacts folder (public fodler) via a web link is something like this


    Mine is something like this

    If it's a generic account ... everybody is using the same login ... can you use the default contacts folder that comes with the mailbox?  (not the PST).

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    Author Comment

    Thanks for the reply but because I have custom forms that cannot be displayed in OWA then this isn't an option for me. The only viable option is to set Outlook to automatically open into the Public Folder I would like to specify... any idea how to do that? Even via a custom script that riuns when they open windows would work!
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    Author Comment

    I figured it out, using terminal services, I added the shortcut to link directly into Outlook, here was the correct syntax to do it...


    Thanks again all for trying!

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