How to sync multiple Exchange Contacts Folders with iPhone/iPad
Posted on 2011-09-15
For non-BlackBerry devices (Droids and iPhones) in our enterprise, we use Microsoft ActiveSync running off of Exchange 2007 SP3 to sync Exchange/Outlook mail, contacts, and calendars.
I'm struggling with finding a way to set-up an iPhone 4 to sync only certain Contacts folders within the Exchange mailbox structure. This is a simple matter of a user having multiple Contacts folders but doesn't want all of them pushed to the iPhone.
On my Droid 3, for example, I'm able to go to 'Corporate Sync' which is my Exchange account, and drill-down to the point where I'm able to choose which Contacts folders in my mailbox I wish to have sync'd to my phone.
I didn't happen to notice this degree of configuration available on the iPhone or in iTunes. iTunes, in fact, seems to treat the iPhone as the master device.
Similarly, I'm sure this situation is also applicable to the iPad, of which, we have a couple of iPad 2s.
Any help with this is greatly appreciated.