Set default address book in Exchange 2010
Posted on 2011-09-27
I'm currently administering a school that shares certain IT infrastructure resources with another 2 schools.
We have a combined Exchange organisation, with each of the 3 schools having their own Exchange Hub Transport, with the Mailbox and CAS servers hosted in a shared facility.
Each school also has it's own address book that appears in Outlook 2010.
However, when a user within any of the 3 schools clicks the "To" field when creating a new email in Outlook 2010, they get the GAL by default, which shows all email addresses and distribution lists for all 3 schools.
I’d like to automatically set my school's address book as the address book Outlook 210 defaults to for users within my school
From the research I've done, there doesn't appear to be any way to centrally manage this, i.e. via GPO or through the EMC.
Surely I can/t be the first person who's ever wanted something other than the GAL to be the default Outlook Address book without manually configuring it on every PC for every single user!!??
Is anyone aware of any other way to do this?