Easy Synching of Contact Info
Novell Cool Solutions: Feature
By Urs Iseli
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Posted: 4 Aug 2005
In the GroupWise System Address book, the Cell Phone number has to be added as an admin-defined field. When compiling a user address book for synchronizing with a PDA or Smartphone this information is not available in the right place. Users have to copy paste it from the admin-defined field into the cellular phone number field.
Use the LDAP Address book in GroupWise.
Setup an eDirectory LDAP Server and point to it in GroupWise. From there the users can simply drag and drop their company contacts into any personal address book and sync them with any electronic device supported by GroupWise without losing all the important Cell Phone numbers. The configuration can be made by simply adding the information into the registry. Using ZENworks this can be done in a matter of minutes...
- Create a ldap-proxy user in eDirectory with read-rights to the following attributes:
- Facsimile Telephone Number
- Physical Delivery Office Name (and/or city)
- Postal Code
- Telephone Number
- Given Name
- mobile (the all important one :-))
how to push this setting out
Since this configuration was made in the Windows Registry, just export the following branch including
Distribute this settings using ZENworks for Desktops to as many PC's as you like...
A sample .reg file is available here. Edit the settings using any Text editor and importing it to your registry will work too.
Notice the Mobile-Phone Number is in the right place (not below 'Other'). Now you're ready to drag and drop or copy to any personal address book for synchronizing any mobile device that GroupWise supports.
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