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How can I add non OCS enabled users from Active Directory into OCS GAL ? RRS feed

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  • Hi, having users just being able to search for OCS enabled users within MOC is a bit pointless unless the whole organsiation is OCS enabled. I need users to be able to search for phone numbers of users who are not OCS enabled and the default GAL configuration seems to filter them out. MOC users should be able to find anyone who is listed in AD and then select their phone number to call them.

    Anyone know how I can sort this out ?
    Thursday, December 18, 2008 2:44 AM

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  • By default AD objects with the telephoneNumber, homeNumber, or mobile attribute populated should be included in the Address Book even if they are not SIP-enabled.  Look for OCS User Replicator event ID 30028 for a summary of how many objects met certain types of criteria.  Maybe you have them marked as hidden from the Exchange Address Book or are populating a secondary phone number field.  If not verify with the ABSconfig resource kit tool that your configuration isn't modified to ignore those objects in AD.

    Take a look at these articles to verify the update process and look at the client Address Book in CSV format to inspect the results:

    http://blogs.pointbridge.com/Blogs/schertz_jeff/Pages/Post.aspx?_ID=17

    http://blogs.pointbridge.com/Blogs/schertz_jeff/Pages/Post.aspx?_ID=47


    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Thursday, December 18, 2008 5:25 AM
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  • Hello - I wanted the same thing...

    There's 2 ways...


    Basically - if you MUST have an AD contact - 'hack' it in AD to make it appear. 

    OR
     
    Make a webpage that appears in the OC client and have hyperlinks that people can click on.


    Details of both in the post below
    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/communicationsserveruser/thread/58217497-9347-4996-887a-b5da6ef0b9da


    I use a mixture of both - because the web page add-in works great for guys at thier desks using the full OC client - but adding AD Contacts means the contact always appear - even on the web OC & on Blackberrys using the mobile client.  I use the AD contacts for external important numbers - such as support helpdesks numbers & our main suppliers numbers - and the web page for everything else.


    Hope this helps...

    Paul
    Monday, December 22, 2008 10:26 PM