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Can exchange activesync synchronize public folders?

We have Treo 700W's that we've just set up with ActiveSync on our Exchange Server.  However, we cannot see any way to select the contacts folder we want to use, which is a public folder.  Is this a limitation of Active Sync and Exchange, or are we just missing something?
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mvvinodCommented:
I've never seen any documentation that activesync allow mobile devices to view public folder. Even with SP2 upgrade, you can use GAL lookup and tasks etc but i dont think you can see public folder..

Vinod.
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SembeeCommented:
There is no public folder sync support natively to ActiveSync - either desktop or EAS.

You will have to look at a third party tool, and most of those require the sync using the desktop version of ActiveSync. I haven't seen anyone produce over the air public folder sync.

And Microsoft will not be providing the facility - in Microsoft's eyes Public Folders are dead - they aren't created by default in Exchange 2007.

Simon.
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mcallerosAuthor Commented:
if i create a  sub folder under my regular contacts or calendar folder i know that will sync via EAS, but is their a way to have a sub folder sync with a public folder i.e.  if i copy my public shared calendar to a sub calendar uner my account
can i create some sort of link that will keep my newly created subfolder calendar in sync with my public calendar?
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BembiCEOCommented:
You can create a folder, an then set the homepage property to the link of a public folder. This allows you to link something from a public folder into your mailbox. But as it is just a web-link, I'm quite sure, that this will not be replicated to PDA. But try it.

I don't know any other way to make public folders visible in your mailbox.
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mcallerosAuthor Commented:
do you have instructions on how to do this?
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BembiCEOCommented:
Create a new folder
Just have a look at the properties of the folder, see tab "homepage"
Type in the address of the web page, i.e.

http://yourmailserver/public/foldername
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kajbjoCommented:
Well - this won't work on the iPhone. The only way that almost works is using foldermirror (Chapura product) that replicates the public folder calendar and/or contacts over to your own calendar / contacts. However we keep having problems with the two-way sync not working correctly...
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dpawletzkiCommented:
Thank you, let me be more specific, how about other contact lists then just the global,  ??
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kajbjoCommented:
What other contact list? Do you mean the users own OUTLOOK CONTACTS? They also sync automatically with this exchange active sync of course if thats what you meant..?
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dpawletzkiCommented:
Thank you all, after reviewing the posts i have decided to create mail contacts with a new address book to syc with the gal,   not sure how to reward points on this issue??
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