Creating Public Folder Contacts in Exc 2003 from Actrive Directory

I would like to know if it's possible to automatically create Contacts information to a public folder in Exchange 2003 from the information that is input into Active Directory. I would like an automated process if possible. Where should I look? Is this possible?

Thanks!
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James MontgomeryCommented:
Well you you create a mail enabled user they are already added to the global address list... so i am assumming this is not internal addressing?

Can you give use some examples?
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menendezaAuthor Commented:
Yes, I refer to internal; users but I'm not talking the GAL. What we intend to do is for every new user that is created to somehow automatically create a contact entry (using contacts form from Outlook) that can be automatically stored on Public Folders. We have a lot of users that have smart phones. Rather than having to input information one at a time we would like to have a Public Folder where they can go and copy to their Contacts in Outlook 2003 and those will automatically synchronize with their smart phones. The challenge is to get that information from AD.

Thanks
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James MontgomeryCommented:
did you know WM devices can lookup the GAL?

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/global/smartphone.mspx
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menendezaAuthor Commented:
No I didn't know that and that looks really cool. However, part of that information we want in Public Folders refers to sites and not individuals. (I should have mention that before as well.) I don't know if that could be incorporated as well?
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James MontgomeryCommented:
What sort of information - can you give an example?
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menendezaAuthor Commented:
Addresses, site phone numbers, fax number, manager  name etc.
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James MontgomeryCommented:
There are a few ways to do this.

Only use outlook contacts for company purposes... use GAL when sending internally. Phone syncs with contacts which is all well and good.

But now everyone has a copy of this - how to centralise

Something like this

http://blogs.conchango.com/kenibarwick/archive/2007/08/23/Exchange-Public-Folders-and-Windows-Mobile-_2D00_-Solution_210021002100_-.aspx

or this

http://www.diditbetter.com/

TBH this is not a unique problem to you, but a limitation of the platform (WM and BES) for which there are only really hacks to solve ATM
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