[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

outlook sharing address book

Posted on 2013-06-02
4
Medium Priority
?
360 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-10
dear gurus

we are using ms outlook 2010 all accounts using local smtp and pop3 server. the problem is we dont use ms exchange style, means user maintain his own pst

the problem we want to maintain address book centerialise way, say we shared or published 1 end and it is available to all outlook users. any shareware or freeware available to test this particular task

kind regards
tmsa
0
Comment
Question by:tmsa12
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 98

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 39214302
There is no address book in Outlook 2010. Email addresses are part of Contacts, which is in turn, embedded in the local PST file. There is no way to share a portion of the PST file.

Also, PST files should never be kept on a server or other remote machine. PST files must always be local to the machine running Outlook.

So natively in Outlook you cannot do this. In terms of third party tools, try something like syncpst.

http://www.synchpst.com/?ad=adwords&campaign=synchpst-search&adgroup=outlook-share&adversion=005&gclid=CMWZs_S7xbcCFSJlMgodol8ADQ

... Thinkpads_User
0
 

Author Comment

by:tmsa12
ID: 39214305
sir i may be not explain well u r right

basicaly the question is how to share the contact with all ms outlook users

say i hve contact on my pc and i want let other use. these contact are placed or used another pst we called taht address.pst, where user has his own pst called user.pst

both kept locally

but due to frequency of adding and removing users mailbox groups we cant manage it there are aprox 100 users

hope you got clarify my point
0
 
LVL 98

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 2000 total points
ID: 39214316
As I noted above, this cannot be done with Outlook natively. It is just not possible. Even if you export your contacts to a separate PST, (a) the separate PST must be local, not on a remote or server machine and (b) Contacts are still part of your main PST file and must exported frequently.

The third party tool I linked you to looks like it is for small number of users.

Also look at the ideas in this link below:

http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/sharing/sharing-outlook-calendar-and-contacts/

100 users is a lot of users and you should be considering Exchange or hosted Exchange (purchased service). Exchange allows Global Contacts and will do what you want.

Another possibility is to use Outlook 365 and Microsoft's cloud service. This is an alternative to hosted Exchange.

.... Thinkpads_User
0
 
LVL 98

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 39234261
@tmsa12 - Thank you and I was happy to help you.

... Thinkpads_User
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Changing a few Outlook Options can help keep you organized!
This article will help to fix the below errors for MS Exchange Server 2013 I. Certificate error "name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" II. Out of Office not working III. Make Internal URLs and Externa…
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on a single skill level and learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on two skill levels. Simulating Independent Sales Calls: Enter .75 into cell C2 – “skill leve…
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

656 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