Public Folder Contacts within OWA
Posted on 2010-09-21
Ok, here's the situation. My client is going to be using OWA for everything (No Outlook available). I've just installed a new SBS 2008 server w/Exchange 2007. I've figured out how to create a Shared Contacts folder within the Public Folders INSIDE of OWA and I can create new contacts in there and others can see those contacts when they navigate to the Shared Contacts folder inside of the Public Folders.
My problem is this: When I go to create a new message and click on the TO button to go and view my available list of contacts, I navigate to the Public Folders folder but nothing is in there. I have a test contact saved within the Public folder with an Email address attached to it and it can be viewed, like I said, from the folder itself. But when I try to access it from the TO field, nothing is there.
Is it possible to correct this problem? Is this a short coming of OWA and there's no solution? Is this something that needs to be fixed by using the Exchange Management Console, Exchange Management Shell, or full-blown Outlook? Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated and if you need further information, I'll be glad to offer it as needed. Thanks!