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GAL in Outlook dosent appear in Contacts list

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I have a Exchange 2010 server. And I have one user that the GAL appears in the Outlook 2007 Address Book but no contacts appear in the Contacts List.

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When you look at your contacts, ensure the correct group is selected from the drop down ie. Address Book top-right. Make sure you are looking at correct list- "Global Address List" or "Contacts" etc
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I have verified all is correct (I think) in Outlooks Address Book. I have attached a .doc of how this looks on my machine as apposed to my users machine. I may not be explaining this correctly

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contacts.docx
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In the bottom picture, the pop up box for contacts.

Change the drop-down box under "Address Book" in Bold to contacts.
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Ok. I did this and All that shows up is 1 contact that I manually put in.
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The Contacts in the top user are probably just for that users or their PC then.

Can you export them out and thn import them back into the bottom PC
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I can but will the GAL populate when new users are added in Exchange? I'll upload a image of what I see and what the user sees.

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I think the address list you are looking at is held in that users mailbox. Not globally?

Or am i misreading the situation?
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We have a All Company Employees dynamic global address list. This should be global I think. When I set up a new user this contact list automatically gets added to their account.

Everyone but this user.

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Ah ok.

Have you tried the obvious or removing his OUtlook profile and setting up again and using cached exchange mode and letting it rebuild his mailbox on the PC?
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Yep
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What does the user see in OWA?
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Just the one contact I added manually
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Is this user in the security group that actually has access to this dynamic global address list?
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I would think so but how can I check?
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Maybe this will point us in the right direction:

See comments at bottom

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-AU/exchange2010/thread/e662d06a-4791-4b2a-8da3-250137f6ce52
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OK. I checked out those posts and everything looks correct.

I have attached what my Outlook Address Book and Contacts list looks like and what the Users Address Book and Contact list looks like.

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contacts.docx
User.docx
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Ok,

so Global Address List looks the same. Correct?

Contacts look incorrect as they are in different views (from the screenshots).

Have you tried doing the export and import from your Contacts to the user?

Then make a new entry and see if you get any sync?
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Correct on point #1 . I can try exporting the contacts but doesn't that defeat the purpose of a GAL. Shouldn't that get populated automatically?
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