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Importing email addresses from a CSV file into Exchange 2007

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Hi, i have a CSV file that contains about 300 email contacts. I would like to import these email addresses into a global address list in Exchange 2007 that all the domain users can use.

could someone give me some info on how to do this?

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Liam
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It needs to be in a special format to give exchange more info than just the email addresses.  
See : http://support.microsoft.com/?id=327620

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Go to http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/Logon/CSVDE_LDIFDE.htm 
There is a How to get your information from a CSV file into AD as contact objects.

"The main purpose of this page is to explain the differences between Microsoft's CSVDE and LDIFDE.  If you can provide data about your users, computers or contacts in a text file, then CSVDE or LDIFDE can create the corresponding account in Windows Server 2003 Active Directory.

The second purpose of this page is to act as a mini sitemap to guide you to my tutorials for importing and export with CSVDE and LDIFDE."

/Waleij

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Sorry my question must be a bit vague, i just want to add mail contacts to an address book. The email addresses are in a CSV file.
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by:Waleij
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You want to import to GAL or to a Address book in your Outlook?

The simple explanation is the GAL is automatically created form AD. It will only list mail-enabled AD objects (such as users, groups, and contacts). In order to add external adresses to the GAL, you must create a Contact for each external addressee in AD Users and Computers.

Take a look at http://support.microsoft.com/?id=327620 and http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/Logon/CSVDE_LDIFDE.htm 

/Waleij

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I want to import the email contacts into a GAL.
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Waleij earned 500 total points
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If you want them in GAL, then you must put each entry in Active directory.
Use your CSV file, and format the data in Excel to match the requirements of CSVDE. You can then import the entries to AD with CSVDE

The microsoft KB for this is: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=327620
How to use Csvde to import contacts and user objects into Active Directory

Like before.. more know how http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/Logon/CSVDE_LDIFDE.htm

Or just google CSVDE import.

/Waleij

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