Exchange 2000 Address Lists and Views

Now the last thing that we need to verify is that the clients can see our address list as well. What I need to do is log on to Outlook, and select the Address book icon. If I have done everything correctly, when I drop down the Address lists, I should see a Confidential Address List, and there should be two members listed. Take a look at the figure below. Let’s see how I did…


Looks like we have a winner here. The Address list is accessible from the Outlook client, and only the two specified users are showing up. Now keep in mind that the contents of the address book can easily change. All I would have to do is go in to the properties of one of my user objects and change their city attribute to Tampa. Once I did that and the RUS (Recipient Update Service) had run again, I should see the updated contents in my address book. Keep in mind that this process could take a few minutes, depending on the Design of your Exchange 2000 organization, and your underlying network. Also don’t forget that the filter only looks for particular types of objects…in this case, user objects. So if I were to update the City attribute of a Contact in my Exchange 2000 organization, they still wouldn’t show up in the Address list. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s take a look at setting up Address lists that are restricted to only certain users and groups. This is nice especially if you are hosting multiple organizations on a single Exchange Server and you want to preserve the privacy of each company. Keep in mind that there could be many other reasons for doing this as well. I just wanted to give out one example scenario, but you can substitute your own as we go. The first thing that I am going to point out is that I am certain that there are other ways to accomplish our goal other than what I am about to show you. That is fine. I am simply showing you the way that I do it.