How to Export/Import end-users' Communicator contact list? RRS feed

  • Question


    There is a requirement... some users' DN have to be changed, e.g. there are two entries in the AD,

    CN=FirstName LastName, OU=Department,OU=Company,DC=test,DC=com has been OCS enabled,

    the other one CN=EmployeeNumber, OU=Department,OU=Company, DC=test, DC=com has NOT been enabled for OCS.


    We want do remove the first entry and activate the latter one, but we do not want to affect end-users, such as, the contact list of each user shall be retained after the migration, users do not have to re-add contact. (We cannot simply change the cn for some reasons.)


    Is there an external tool for maintaining or export/import users contact list? (no matter it runs on server or client side) or has anyone ever had experience in doing this? Thanks!

    Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:28 AM

All replies


    You want to run DBIMPEXP.EXE.  Check out the OCS admin doc.


    dbimpexp /hrxmlfile:c:\userinfo.xml /sqlserverTongue Tiederver\intance


    You can even export a single user if you want.  Make the changes to the xml file for the user and use /import command to import thier contacts into the database.

    Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:53 PM



    Thank you for your help! I will have a try with the assistance from the OCS administrator. But he is not available these days. I don't have the access to DBIMPEXP.exe in our TEST env.


    Friday, June 20, 2008 1:31 PM