Updating the global address list
Another add-on allows for Exchange Server Distribution Lists to be exported as well.
According to tests run by the authors, they've been able to export data for 1,000 users in less than six seconds.
The Global Address Book (GAL) is a directory of available contact information for UAEX employees.
It can be accessed when using a UAEX Exchange account with Outlook or when logged in to the Outlook Web App.
Working with Exchange Server and Active Directory data offline has strong benefits -- the best being that you can make all the modifications you want without affecting the original data, and then merge the changes once they're finalized.
IMI GAL Exporter 3.0 is a new third-party tool I've discovered that allows for the exportation and offline manipulation of Exchange Server and Active Directory data.
But now you want to change its update frequency, any ideas? In the opening Send/Receive Groups dialog box, please click the New button. In the popping out Send/Receive Group Name dialog box, name the new group, and click the OK button. See screenshot: Note: It’s optional to check the Schedule an automatic send/receive every x minutes option in the When Outlook is Offline section, and specify the update interval among the option.This article will introduce the solution to deal with this issue. Change update interval/frequency for Offline Address Book (GAL) in Outlook To change the update frequency for offline global address book in Outlook, you need to define an individual send/receive group, and configure the update interval for this group. Registration is per seat with volume discounts available; registered users get unlimited upgrades and technical support. About the author: Serdar Yegulalp is editor of the Windows Power Users Newsletter.
One drawback to IMI GAL Exporter is that it only works on one Exchange server at a time; it can't retrieve directory data from across a forest, for instance.