Solved

Set default address list for Outlook with a Group Policy

Posted on 2013-01-22
1
7,915 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-22
Hello,

Looking for a method for administratively setting  the default address list in Outlook. Currently Outlook uses a cached address list (probably for quick access). I would like to set this to point to the list from the email server for all users.

This would be equivalent to going to:

Outlook 2010
1. On the home tab Click on Address Book
2. Now click Tools > Options
3. Select Custom and move your Preferred Address book to the top
4. Also select the drop down list "When opening the address book, show this address list first:" and select you preferred address book.

Outlook 2007 and 2003
1. From the Tools menu Click on Address Book
2. Now click Tools > Options
3. In the Show this address list first box simply use the scroll-down menu to select the appropriate list that you want and click OK
0
Comment
Question by:jwelch328
1 Comment
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
ecebollero earned 150 total points
ID: 38808060
I don't believe there is a way to do this via Group Policy; however, this appears to be a feature available in Exchange 2010 SP2:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh529924(v=exchg.141).aspx#BKMK_AddressBook

See here for a "how to":

http://careexchange.in/how-to-implement-address-book-policies-in-exchange-2010-sp2-effectively/ 

As for the autocomplete cache, you can disable that via GPO if you don't want it to display autocomplete information as the end user types an Email address:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18968 

Download the Excel doc, click on the "ADMX, ADML, and ADM Settings" tab, see cell K2341.
1

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Following basic email etiquette rules will help you write a professional email and achieve a good, lasting impression with your contacts.
MS Outlook is a world-class email client application that is mainly used for e-communication globally.  In this article, we will discuss the basic idea about MS Outlook, its advanced features, and types of MS Outlook File formats.
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …
CodeTwo Sync for iCloud (http://www.codetwo.com/sync-for-icloud?sts=6554) automatically synchronizes your Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007 folders with iCloud folders available via iCloud Control Panel. This lets you automatically sync them with…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question