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Dundaur Absent Member.
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Unwanted GroupWise Address Book Synchronization

We have a department that creates and updates their own address books for their students. There is some detailed information for each contact in their address book, including a photo. The problem is that some of this information is being overwritten during the GroupWise User and eDirectory synchronization. Now, I really do not want to disable eDirectory user synchronization but would like to keep the master GroupWise address book from updating personal address books. I'm afraid I already know the answer, but is this even possible?

Phil Arnold
University of Central Arkansas
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Re: Unwanted GroupWise Address Book Synchronization

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Re: Unwanted GroupWise Address Book Synchronization

Phil,

There are two processes that update the GroupWise system address book and individual personal address books respectively; they are eDirectory User Synchronization and Nightly User Upkeep .

eDirectory User Synchronization is a message transfer agent scheduled event that updates the GroupWise system address book with changes made to certain attributes of corresponding eDirectory user objects ( e.g. Given Name, Last Name, Title, Telephone Number, etcetera ) by means other than ConsoleOne with the GroupWise snapins ( e.g. LDIF import ).

Nightly User Upkeep is a maintenance event that among other things updates contacts in personal address books with changes made to system address book entries that have a corresponding GUID ( globally unique identifier ). These personal address book contacts are created by copying system address book. Personal address book contacts that have GUID that does not correspond to a system address book entry are deleted. Personal address book contacts that do not have GUID are ignored.

The solution to your problem is simple; have the department create personal address book contacts manually. To remove the GUID from the existing personal address contacts I would advise that you export the existing contacts, remove the GUID and import again.

Bryan Vandenberg

Dundaur;2216210 wrote:
We have a department that creates and updates their own address books for their students. There is some detailed information for each contact in their address book, including a photo. The problem is that some of this information is being overwritten during the GroupWise User and eDirectory synchronization. Now, I really do not want to disable eDirectory user synchronization but would like to keep the master GroupWise address book from updating personal address books. I'm afraid I already know the answer, but is this even possible?

Phil Arnold
University of Central Arkansas
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