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How to determine who created or modifed a public contact

Posted on 2007-12-05
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Is there a way to determine who created or modifed a public contact ?   I know I have access to the Modified and Created fields and that tells me when a contact was modifed....but not who?
If there is can this be displayed a on the outlook contact form so any one that has access to the  public contacts can see info?
I am running  Outlook 2003 / Exchange 2003
Thanks!
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by:mcse2007
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If your auditing in AD is enable, yes you will find the culprit from the security under the event viewer.

If not enable then is not possible who changed the object.

To configure auditing in AD, see this link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814595
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Download a tool from MS called MFCmapi and run it up. It is pretty easy to use and will tell you the last time an item was modified and by whom.  It only tells you the last modification, it does not store history of modifications to items.  

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I will check out the possible solutions you mentioned. Thanks Guys..

My boss swears there used to be simply a field showing who last modified or created a contact.
The idea is to open up a public contact list to a group of people  and  review / update  a large contact list that is out of date, if there are problems or incorrect info added we need to go back to the person that last updated it without going thru an admin to generate a report.  If user x sees incorrect info they simple have to look at a field on the contact or contact view to see who corrected it, they can then contact the person if there are questions or corrections.
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Hi DMAC333

Did any of the above answer with your question.

Please close or ask for further clafification if required. Please do not leave questions unresolved.

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by:DMAC333
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Sorry for the Delay Neiphin.
Question still not answered in the context of being able to simply look at a field on a public contact to see who and when a contact was last modified. I cound some VB code I will be testing today and will post an update.
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Then there is no simple answer to your question. You can either write a bit of VB code or use MFCMapi.

Happy coding...

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by:DMAC333
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For the benefit of others looking for this type of functionality here is the solution that fits my needs offered by
Sue Mosher  of outlookcode.com  
You'd need to add code behind a custom form to do that, perhaps in the Item_Save event handler. Application.Session.CurrentUser will return the current user's name.
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Here is the actual script used. this uses the User1 Field added to a custom contacts form. Who and When is updated when the contact is saved

Function Item_Write()
Item.User1 = "Last Modified by " & Application.Session.CurrentUser.Name & " on " & Item.LastModificationTime
End Function
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Hi DMAC333

Did any of the above answer with your question.

Please close or ask for further clafification if required. Please do not leave questions unresolved.

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Per the instructions I found on "how to close an EE question" I have posted a close question request to the Community Support Zone.  I
I have posted the actual code solution, as far as points Neiphin came closest with his comment.

"Then there is no simple answer to your question. You can either write a bit of VB code or use MFCMapi"


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