allow non administrator to create/edit contacts in Active Directory for Office Communicator shared addressbook

jackbenson
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hi,

we run Office Communications Server 2007 R2 as our PBX and the only way that i have found to have a shared addressbook is to add contacts to Active Directory.

i would ideally like my PA to add/update these contacts and was wondering if anyone knew a program that would allow me to give access to a non administrator so that they could add/update AD contacts (ONLY contacts).

we run Windows XP pro clients in a windows 2003 domain (although there is a Win 2008 DC as well). i am hoping to find an application that would sit on a Win XP client and look like some form of normal addressbook.

thanks

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You should be able to this by using the delegate permissions wizard in active directory. I just took a quick look through and if you choose custom delegation you have the option to delegate only ability to modify contact objects.
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thanks - on the XP client - what software can be used to actually make the changes/additions to AD contacts?
Once you delegated the permission you would need to install the administrative tools pack on their machine. They will need to use the active directory users and computers snap in to do this. If the contacts are only in a specific ou you might want to create a custom MMC/taskpad for them with only this OU in it.
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superb!

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