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Show "Description " field in Global Address List

Posted on 2009-05-04
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I need to add the "Description" field in Global Address List in outlook address book
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by:tigermatt
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The Global Address List is something which is controlled by Outlook on each individual workstation. There is no way you can modify the default GAL view to show the Description of each recipient.

Server-side, what you can do is modify the window which appears when viewing the properties of an object. This would enable you to add a new field which is populated using the Description object from AD. I'd suggest this is only if you are very confident in doing so, as the interface in Exchange 2003 is not the friendliest: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123970(EXCHG.65).aspx.

-Matt
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by:ComiumSupport
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Can I change it in exchange system manager ?
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The display of the Address Book where multiple recipients are listed is controlled client-side by Outlook; it cannot be changed from ESM, and to the best of my knowledge, you cannot edit it in Outlook either.

The only control you have is over the Detail Templates, which appear when you view the Properties of an object in the GAL. You can add a Description field there from the server - see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123970(EXCHG.65).aspx.

-Matt
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