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Old 05-17-2011, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if it is possible to be able to synchronize the exchange global address book locally to each blackberry so there is a copy on the device.

Our sales guys need to be able to search the global address book even if they have no 3G or wifi access.

Is this possible?
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It's not possible with BES.
There might be some third-party software to handle this, but I've never seen anything that actually worked well.

We use a public contact folder for this, but it's not in sync with the GAL. Someone needs to maintain the PCF manually.
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That's what I figured.. I wonder how well this works.. slipstreamsolutions.co.uk/products/GALSyncServer.htm
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You should be able to export the list to a file, build it out on the server and push to the devices. We did it a while back but cannot remember exactly how we did it.
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