We now connect to a remote server integrated through Microsoft Outlook 2003 using the IMAP protocol. However, when removing our old internal Exchange account from Outlook, it also removes all the Exchange Address Books, public folders etc. Is there a way of having only the IMAP account in Outlook (which doesn't connect to Exchange) and not the old local Exchange account AND still have the facility of updating the address book through Microsoft Exchange so that it dynamically updates everyones address books. We'd obviously need to be connected to Exchange in some way?
The only way I'm able to do this currently, is to update all the contacts from an Address Book I created in my account, called "Internal Contacts", and then copy this to all the users appropriate folders over the network to update their address book from which they're connected too. Of course, they can't have Outlook running whilst I'm trying to copy the updated address book over, as it just won't copy over. It's a long winded way of doing it!!
If this is not possible, which I'm really hoping there is a way, is there any alternatives?
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