How to create Public Folder in Exchange and use Outlook contact information

Posted on 2007-08-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I have an end user that has created a seperate contact list using Outlook 2003 (outside email) of clients that he needs to share with specific AD users. I have read that you can set up a Public Folder in Exchange 2003, but I am not sure once this is done, how to import this specific contact list.
Question by:meshell5173
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    You cannot import directly in to the public folder. However if the user already has a contact list in Outlook then simply create the public folder in the usual way through Outlook, making sure that you create it with the option for Contacts and not the default mail. Ensure that the user has the relevant permissions. Then simply copy and paste the contacts in to the folder.


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    so, once this folder is setup through outlook, with the relevant permissions for other users, they will be able to see this even if they are offline?
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    They will only be able to see the content offline if you have enabled the folder to be available offline.


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