How to transport Contacts between two domains

Posted on 2012-03-26
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have a Domain/Forest here and our Europe office has it's own Domain/Forest.
Without implementing a domain trust how can I exports the contacts from Europe and import them in Canada to make them visible in Outlook and vice versa. Manually or authomatically.
I guess using IIFP but I would need details.
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Are you talking shared contacts like in a public folder, or individual mailbox contacts?

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abdulalikhan earned 100 total points
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You can import the Contacts in Exchange 2010 as mentioned in the link,
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I think he means Contacts in AD:

Pick you favorite OU
Right-Click and pick New----->Contact

I don't think these have anything to do with Outlook Express, Outlook, or any CSVs.

If the ADMT does not migrate them the way it does a User Accounts, Security Groups, or Distribution Groups...then I see no way to do it.
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by:Tony Massa
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Use LDIFDE to export and import your contact objects from one domain into the other.

ldifde -f ExportContacts.ldf -s DomainController1 -d "ou=contactOU,dc=Export,dc=com" -p subtree -r "(&(objectCategory=Person)(objectclass=Contact))"

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I am going to lookup your link but in the mean time let me clarify.
I want my users to be able to see in their Outlook Global Address List the names of people located in Europe and be able to email them simply by selecting their name from the list like they would for Internal users.
I HAVE done that already with our US office by creating a 2way Active Directory Trust and by using IIFP which reads the US Domain Users and create a locale Contact in the CA Domain!
It also read CA Users in my AD and exports those users as "Contacts" in the US AD.
Now I want to do almost the same with our Europe office BUT I don't want to set up a Domain Trust.
Thank it, how can I do that. I guess I would also be able to run IIFP locally and have IIFP export the NAmes to a file, then my conterpart in Europe using HIS IIFP would read that file which will then creates Contacts in HIS AD for all my users, and vice versa.
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The Global Address Lists are NOT "Contacts".

Be careful what kind of mess you create there.  Some messes are very difficult to "undo" once you cause them.

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"The Global Address Lists are NOT "Contacts""
No but Contacts in AD do show up in the Global Address List in Outlook, that is the whole point of IIFP.
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I'm just saying be careful what you do with it.

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SigSupport earned 0 total points
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I'm finally going to use ScriptLogic QuickConnect for this. It's user-friendlier then IIFP.

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Good Choice. I have several of their products I use, they all work FANTASTIC! Wish they wouldn't have sold to Quest though!

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