02-14-2006, 02:14 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Austin, Tx
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You would have to import your GAL into your contacts, or a subfolder thereof.
Why would you want to do this? If you are using a BES you can use the lookup feature. It works nicely.
I administer a 700 user BES, and I always discourage importing the GAL for a few reasons:
1. Makes Enterprise Activations take forever (Syncing 4000+ contacts)
2. The imported GAL is static, meaning it quickly goes out of date
3. Its a manual process
4. The lookup works flawlessly
I have toyed with the idea of creating a Public Folder with the whole GAL in it, then setting people that want the GAL to sync with Desktop Manager to the Public Folder in addition to their Contacts folder. I would then have to delete and recreate the contacts once a week, month, or whatever. Just never have done it because, as I said, the lookup feature works great.