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Export Shared Outlook Contacts SBS 2003

I have sbs 2003 server that is no longer running as the dc. I need to be able to export the shared outlook contacts from the sbs server.

Is this possible?
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Daniel Bertolone
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steinmtoCommented:
Are they in a publc folder or in ad?
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Daniel BertoloneAuthor Commented:
Is this viewable from exchange console?
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Daniel BertoloneAuthor Commented:
Contacts are in the public folder. Can they be extracted?
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RobMobilityCommented:
Hi,

Using somethink like CodeTwo's Exchange Sync, you could sync all public folder contacts with a temporary user Contacts folder and then export those to a suitable format using Outlook?

www.codetwo.com - free trial available.

Regards,


RobMobility.
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Michael PfisterCommented:
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Cris HannaCommented:
Are you still in migration mode?  Where did the rest of your mailboxes go?
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Daniel BertoloneAuthor Commented:
The old server is no longer in use & I have no clients connected to it. Would it be possible to install outlook directly onto the server & export this way?

I would have thought I would have been able to extract directly from the server like I did with exmerge to export the mailboxes
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Cris HannaCommented:
Exmerge does not work for public folders
You say it is no longer a DC, does that mean that you dc promo'd it out of the domain?
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Michael PfisterCommented:
I don't know about a tool exporting PFs like ExMerge does for mailboxes. I'd install Outlook to the server, should be no problem.

HTH
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Michael PfisterCommented:
Maybe the Public Folder Migration tool can do what you want
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822895
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Daniel BertoloneAuthor Commented:
"You say it is no longer a DC, does that mean that you dc promo'd it out of the domain"

Sorry i don’t understand what you mean, i simply removed all of the clients from the domain and added them to the new server.

The old server is sitting at my home but i can access without issues.

I’m going to try & install outlook & go from there
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Cris HannaCommented:
DO NOT INSALL OUTLOOK on the server...it can actually break MAPI components in Exchange
You'll need to set up a workstation
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Daniel BertoloneAuthor Commented:
Ill give that a go
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Daniel BertoloneAuthor Commented:
Managed to export the contacts to a csv. To Import on the new server would this be done via outlook on a client? Also I want to make the contacts shared so everybody has read & write capabilities
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Cris HannaCommented:
Then create a public folder on the new server, make sure it's the type of "contacts"
Call it company contacts and import to there throught Outlook...much easier that way
Then modify the permissions so everyone who should can see this
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Daniel BertoloneAuthor Commented:
Could i not import the csv via outlook into the default global address list?
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Daniel BertoloneAuthor Commented:
Ignore the last comment,

I have gone into toolbox > public folder management console & under default public folders i have created contacts but it does not allow me change the type.

Am i creating the public folder via the correct method?
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Cris HannaCommented:
My preference is to create public folders via Outlook,
Public Folders > All Public Folders > right click New Folder
Change "folder contains" drop down to Contacts
And for Name call it Company Contacts
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Daniel BertoloneAuthor Commented:
Thanks,

I have now managed to create the public folder & is viewable from within outlook, however when i try & import the csv via outlook the wizard does not give me to option to select the public folder to import the csv.

Does the import have to be done from outside outlook?
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Cris HannaCommented:
My suggestion would be to import them to your contacts, then copy to the public folder
From that point on all new contacts would be created in the public folder
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