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With Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 1 Microsoft introduced support to check names on a new e-mail message. Unfortunately there is no way to browse the several address lists as it can be done with the Microsoft Outlook 9x/2000 client. Neither Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 2,3 nor 4 has changed this behavior. However, it is possible to enable browsing the different address books via the Outlook Web Access interface by modifying some of the Outlook Web Access Active Server Pages files:
Also the find names option has been moved from the navigation bar to the browse address book dialog to make sure the OWA navigation bar doesn't get confusing for the user.
All those modifications are neither documented nor supported by Microsoft. Make a backup of your Outlook Web Access computer (or at least the \Exchsrvr\Webdata directory). Also keep in mind that when you apply an Exchange Server Service Pack all modifications are reverted back to the original features.
Make sure that Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 with Outlook Web Access is installed and running properly.
If you would like to use this sample with another language version of Microsoft Exchange Server or Microsoft Outlook, it is possible that the sample will not work without modifications. Please consult the source code for more information. This sample is build and checked for a proper function using the following environment:
|owaaddrbk.zip (11 Kbyte) Script Files||The archive contains all necessary files, including a modified file
that is also provided by Microsoft Outlook Web Access and must be copied
over the existing one.
To install the application, unzip all files to a new directory called 'ADDRESSBROWSE'. Make sure that this directory is located under 'C:\Exchsrvr\webdata\usa' on your Exchange Server computer and do not misspell the name. Also allow everyone 'Read' permissions to this directory.
The following table shows the file names and the location: