Alternative to Global Address List in Exchange 2003
Posted on 2009-06-30
Using SBS 2003, we are increasingly in need of a shared contacts folder which users can edit themselves.
At the moment, the GAL can only be edited by Admins (i.e. me), so we have used Public Folders - one big shared Contacts folder which all users can access and maintain.
However, mobile devices (iPhones & Blackberries) cannot access public folders, so I am looking for an alternative.
I could obviously export the contacts from the public contacts folder into the GAL, but I want users to maintain this themselves, as we are a small organisation, and only have 100s rather than 1,000s of details to look after.
Any suggestions welcome - although looking for something practical, rather than a registry tweak for all Outlook users!