Office 2010 OCT and Outlook Address Books

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Hello All,

I am working with the Office Customization Tool for Office 2010 and I am attempting to correct an issue that many of out users are running into. Many of our users are moving to Office 2010 (all running on Windows 7 and accounts are set up IMAP) and we are migrating the contacts and rules from the old accounts. I am looking for a way to automate the Address book settings using the OCT so that I don't have to worry about setting up the address book after the install.

Any help will be appreciated.

Teresa Walker

Hi Obujuwami,

I am not sure what type of settings you are wanting to Automate but here the options that you have when you deploy with the OCT and the descritption for each from the OCT.

Determine the order of sources for photos: This policy setting controls the order of sources for photos displayed in Outlook. If you enable this policy setting, Outlook will first look at the OAB/AD for the user photo. If this is not available, Outlook will show a Contact photo if the Contact photo is available. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Outlook will first look into the Contact Address Books for the user photo. If this is not available, Outlook will look to the OAB/AD if available.

Turn off contact export:This policy setting controls the ability of users to export contact information from the address book. If you enable this policy setting, the "Add to Contacts" menu is not configurable in the address book. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the "Add to Contacts" menu is configurable.

Show Contacts linking controls on all Forms:By default, Tasks, Appointments, Journal Entries, and Contacts hide the controls in the Outlook user interface used for linking related contacts. When you enable this setting, the linking controls appear in Outlook. You might choose to enable this setting if your users rely on contact linking - for example, to track partners who attend appointments together or to track ways in which contacts are related to each other.

Select the default setting for how to file new contacts:Sets the value in the corresponding UI option.

This is your choices from the OCT.

Regards, Teresa Microsoft Online Community Support


Thanks for getting back to me Teresa!

What I am trying to automate is the default location of the Address Book in Outlook 2010. For some reason, my installation isn't using the contacts folder as the default address book. I am looking for a way to set that using the OCT so I can install Office 2010 in audit mode and capture am image for deployment. Currently, we are having to manually set this, but we have another 300 users to configure and eliminating this will save us a bit of time.

Any and all help is appreciated!
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