Exchange 2007 Global Address List not displaying in Outlook as default

We have several Address Lists in our Exchange environment.
Of course there is the default Global Address List, but we also have address lists containing all of our meetings rooms, contacts, certain teams, etc...

The problem I am having is many of our Outlook clients when pulling up the Address List to address a new message, are getting one of the additional Address lists displayed first/default, rather than the GLOBAL ADDRESS LIST as you would assume the case to be.

Quite annoying for everyone to always have to click and select the Global Address List manually, when it should by all rights be the default list.

Any thing I am missing here? How do we make the global address list be the default list displayed for everyone?
jn1480Asked:
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swallerCommented:
Not sure how to do it from the server but in the Outlook client you need to go to the address book. The key shortcut for this is SHIFT + CTRL + B. Now in the window that pops up, go to TOOLS | OPTIONS and you will find the place to change that. The top drop-down is the one you are looking for.

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Vishal BreedProgram ManagerCommented:
Looks like, Outlook is configured to view other/outlook address book first than Global Address Book.

As mentioned by "swaller", from outlook hit - SHIFT + CTRL + B. Chanage the settings mentioned in snapshot.

1> Select "Global Address List" in Show This Address List First option.
2> Move "Global Address List" on top for option of while sending email .......



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swallerCommented:
Okay, why do this? This is a strong source of frustration for those of us spending our time legitimately trying to help others. Vishal, you offered *nothing* in your post. You only regurgitated the same advice *I* just gave him.

What's your agenda if not to hopefully pad your points total??
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Vishal BreedProgram ManagerCommented:
swaller,

I explain solution with examples. If articles are not available, I would provide them snapshot or step-by-step procedure which they can refer, understand, simulate to feel confident abt solution.

About Points - I would have preffered taking this offline. Anyways, I don't care about points as they don't add any value to me as long as requestor has understood and if he is happy with solution I give.
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jn1480Author Commented:
Thanks guys!
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