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How is the Contacts List in Lync 2010 populated?

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We've just installed a new Lync 2010 server and are now experimenting with what we can do.  One glaring problem is that users expect to be able to see a list of people they can communicate with as in Outlook...pick them from a master list (similar to the Exchange GAL).

I've yet to find this feature.  In fact, various posts seem to indicate that everyone just has to create their own contact list.  YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!  I can just see me telling upper management "Oh...you'll have to spend a couple of hours manually inserting the people you want into your list".  Yeah...right!

I've seen the handful of scripts that people have cobbled together to attempt an approach...this would seem to be something that would have to run periodically.  I don't see how that would cover a dynamically changing Active Directory environment.

Is there really no "logical linking" to the AD user population that the Lync Client can *see*?
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It seems like this was possible in OCS, perhaps these procedures will assist you in Lync:  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/ocsmanagement/thread/63387c3d-78d0-4d64-a9ab-bb3c29f9da38
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That looks like some very good refernce material...but it appears that the key ingredient that needs to exist is the LCSAddContacts.WSF script, which does not exist in either the base Lync 2010 Server or the resource kit.
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Try this link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=b9bf4f71-fb0b-4de9-962f-c56b70a8aecd

I think it's supposed to be included in the OCS 2007 R2 resource kit.
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