E2K7/OWA 2K7-Multiple Address Lists or Advanced Search in Address

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We have implemented address book segregation in our Exchange 2007

Organisation and have a question regarding Outlook Web Access Address Books.

In order to make sure the OWA user sees the correct address list I have

configured the msExchQueryBaseDN to be the DN of the address list and this

works fine.

However we have a specific requirement for a subset of users.

We have a Corporate address list that contains over 10,000 entires. We are

also hosting a number of schools each of which have their own address list

and can only use OWA.

What I need to do is present to the users in OWA 2007 two address lists, one

containing all the corporate users and one containing only the mailboxes in

their respective schools. This is so the schools users dont have to traverse

the whole Corporate GAL if they just want to see only mail enabled objects in

their school.

In Outlook (MAPI) connection I can do this by creating two address lists,

each with a different filter and this appears in the address book dialogue

box and you can switch between the two different views.

I cannot see a way of presenting these two address lists in OWA. If I do

not set the msExchQueryBaseDN parameter, all the address lists for the

exchange organisation appear and we don't want that to happen. Securing the

address lists via ACL's doesn't appear to work as they are only OWA users.

I've tried creating a structured approach to the address lists for example

an address list called School A (with no filter), then a "sub" Address List

called School A + Corp and another address list called School A Only, both of

which sit under the School A Container. Then I point mesExchQueryBaseDN to

the School A DN, hoping that it would display all "sub" address lists

underneath, but it does not. It only presents the School A container which

returns no objects as it has no filter.

The other option I was pursuing was having the full Corporate Address List

with Schools A's objects in it and using the address list search facility so

the user can search, for example where the Company value is populated with

School A. In Outlook you can do this as an advanced search and completing

the advanced search form searching attribute Company as School A. This

returns all objects with the value of School A in the Company field.

It does not appear you can do this in OWA 2007 though. The search address

book box only appears to search the display name value and there are no

options for an advanced search. Having done a bit of research, some said

this was available in OWA 2003 ? I've never used OWA 2003 so cannot comment.

Has anyone done either of the above? ie. Presented two Address Lists in OWA

2007/Exchange 2007 or used the advanced search facility on OWA 2007/Exchange

2007 if there is one?

Thanks in advance!

Mark Fox.
 
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> We have implemented address book segregation in our Exchange 2007
> Organisation and have a question regarding Outlook Web Access Address
> Books.

> In order to make sure the OWA user sees the correct address list I have
> configured the msExchQueryBaseDN to be the DN of the address list and this
> works fine.

> However we have a specific requirement for a subset of users.

> We have a Corporate address list that contains over 10,000 entires. We
> are
> also hosting a number of schools each of which have their own address list
> and can only use OWA.

> What I need to do is present to the users in OWA 2007 two address lists,
> one
> containing all the corporate users and one containing only the mailboxes
> in
> their respective schools. This is so the schools users dont have to
> traverse
> the whole Corporate GAL if they just want to see only mail enabled objects
> in
> their school.

> In Outlook (MAPI) connection I can do this by creating two address lists,
> each with a different filter and this appears in the address book dialogue
> box and you can switch between the two different views.

> I cannot see a way of presenting these two address lists in OWA. If I do
> not set the msExchQueryBaseDN parameter, all the address lists for the
> exchange organisation appear and we don't want that to happen. Securing
> the
> address lists via ACL's doesn't appear to work as they are only OWA users.

> I've tried creating a structured approach to the address lists for example
> an address list called School A (with no filter), then a "sub" Address
> List
> called School A + Corp and another address list called School A Only, both
> of
> which sit under the School A Container. Then I point mesExchQueryBaseDN
> to
> the School A DN, hoping that it would display all "sub" address lists
> underneath, but it does not. It only presents the School A container
> which
> returns no objects as it has no filter.

> The other option I was pursuing was having the full Corporate Address List
> with Schools A's objects in it and using the address list search facility
> so
> the user can search, for example where the Company value is populated with
> School A. In Outlook you can do this as an advanced search and completing
> the advanced search form searching attribute Company as School A. This
> returns all objects with the value of School A in the Company field.

> It does not appear you can do this in OWA 2007 though. The search address
> book box only appears to search the display name value and there are no
> options for an advanced search. Having done a bit of research, some said
> this was available in OWA 2003 ? I've never used OWA 2003 so cannot
> comment.

> Has anyone done either of the above? ie. Presented two Address Lists in
> OWA
> 2007/Exchange 2007 or used the advanced search facility on OWA
> 2007/Exchange
> 2007 if there is one?

> Thanks in advance!

> Mark Fox.
>
 
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