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Duplicating Exchange 5.5 Global Address views in Exchange Server 2003

SearchExchange.com expert Peter terSteeg explains how to duplicate Exchange 5.5 Global Address views in Exchange Server 2003.

We are migrating from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003 and would like to know if there is any way to duplicate the Global Address views that we had set up in Exchange 5.5. Specifically, we had views that were sorted by state, city and office, so it was easier for users to find a person based on these criteria.
In Exchange 5.5 the views were automatically created based on the given criteria, so if you performed a query by state, it would automatically generate a view for every state in the directory. In Exchange 2003, they didn't make it quite as simple. You would need to define an LDAP query for each city or state for which you wanted an address book view. (See the two screenshots below.)

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