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Importing a public contcats list into global address list

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We have a customer who we just upgraded from 5.5 Exchnage to 2003 Exchnage.  Within the global address list on 5.5 the use to add all there external users (shown as a globe in the users address books)  When we gave them the new 2003 Server we created a public folder and added this as an address book into all the users profiles, but they want it the way it was.  I can create a contact in AD which then shows up as a globe in the global address list (The way they want it) but does this mean I have to add 3000 users manualy, or is there some way of importing this.

Many thanks

Dave
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Are you sure you want 3000 contacts in the GAL? If I imported 3000 addresses in to any client's GAL I would be asked to remove them shortly afterwards.

You could script the import from a CSV file, you would need to have all the contacts in the right format so that the script can pick them up.

Simon.
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Hi Simon

i don't want 3000 contacts in GAL, but the customer does.  I have given them other ways, but they want it the way they had it (in my mind is wrong) but what the customer wants......

Can you give me an example of a script I can use for this.

Many Thanks

Dave
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There are a couple of scripts on msexchange.org

http://www.msexchange.org/articles/Migrating-Contacts-Distribution-Lists-Outlook-Active-Directory.html

I have never done it as I have always convinced the client otherwise.

Simon.
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