Contacts - Keeping SharePoint & Exchange server contacts in synch

Contacts - Keeping SharePoint & Exchange server contacts in synch

Post by Um9iIExsZX » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 02:51:08


SharePoint neatly imports contacts from the Exchange server's global address list.

We would like to link to these contacts from document libraries.
e.g. In the LAN Support document library, we might want to link to the person who is the support contact for the LAN in Paris.

The only way I can see how to do that is to create a re-direct from the document library to the appropriate record in the SharePoint Contact list. Is there a slicker way to do this?

However, when contact details change in Exchange server (phone numbers, site addresses etc), I can't see a way of synching those new details with the SharePoint Contacts. Furthermore, if we import the updated record from Exchange, a brand new record will be created in the SharePoint contacts list and my re-direct will be broken - and will require updating.

Ultimately, I see the SharePoint Contacts list become outdated over time, unless someone is constantly monitoring changes. My client has thousands of users so this will not be feasible.

Any advice would appreciated.

Best regards,
Rob Llewellyn
 
 
 

Contacts - Keeping SharePoint & Exchange server contacts in synch

Post by Gregg Smit » Tue, 13 Jan 2004 23:43:14

The use of AD Synched profiles would be much more suited to this type of
applciation. When changes are made in the AD account they are imported into
the SPS profiles on a pre determined schedule. Just my 2 cents




address list.
person who is the support contact for the LAN in Paris.
document library to the appropriate record in the SharePoint Contact list.
Is there a slicker way to do this?
site addresses etc), I can't see a way of synching those new details with
the SharePoint Contacts. Furthermore, if we import the updated record from
Exchange, a brand new record will be created in the SharePoint contacts list
and my re-direct will be broken - and will require updating.
unless someone is constantly monitoring changes. My client has thousands of
users so this will not be feasible.

 
 
 

Contacts - Keeping SharePoint & Exchange server contacts in synch

Post by Um9iIExsZX » Thu, 15 Jan 2004 16:56:08

Gregg thank

What are AD Synched profiles?
Can you point me to more info on this

Thank
Rob