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Change Outlook Address Book - Outlook 365

Hello,

I am looking to identify the registry keys and values that need to be updated, to change the default Outlook Address Book in Outlook 365.

In the testing that I have done for a user using a registry snapshot tool, some of the relevant entries appear to be:

Key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Profiles\Outlook\9207f3e0a3b11019908b08002b2a56c2

Value:
"01023d06"
"11023d05"

When I capture these key/values on an initial domain\user; I can change the selected Outlook Address Book as I wish.

However when I then try to apply the updated registry settings to a different domain\user; that user's Outlook Address Book settings are not being updated.

So I'm thinking that there must be additional registry keys/values that need to be captured.

Appreciate suggestions

Thank you

VW

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Hi @VaughanWickham-1871,

According to your description, I understand that you would like to set your default address book (to GAL or Contacts folder) in Outlook, is it right? If so, based on my research and tests on my Outlook 365, we could manage it via this register key:

Location :HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office[OutlookVersion]\Outlook\Profiles[OutlookProfileName]\0a0d020000000000c000000000000046

value name: 00033d1b (type: REG_BINARY)

Data:
01 00 00 00 enables Start with Global Address List
02 00 00 00 enables Start with contact folders

If you haven't tried this method, please kindly try it and check if it could also work for you.


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Hello Jade,

Actually I want to set the default Contacts folder, to be a Contacts folder that is located under the Public Folder hierarchy.

So it's not the GAL, or the user's Personal Contacts folder.

I have done a before and after snapshot of the registry, when changing the default OAB for a user to the desired contacts folder, and I have captured the Outlook profiles that had registry values updated and I can see the registry key that you have listed.

Let me do some testing to confirm whether I can use the value for that key to update the OAB for another user.

Thanks for responding!

Regards,
Vaughan

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Hi @VaughanWickham-1871,
Thanks for your update and sorry for delay, I'm still researching for your issue.
Based on my research and test, I have tried to create a contact folder under public folder, it seems to we could only set it to GAL or personal contact folder via this register key above. I have also captured the register process and change the related value for testing, for the "01023d06", the value would be same whatever we change the default address book to which one, so I think we couldn't manage the option by this value only. And I have tried to change others in Outlook but still in vain, so I'm afraid in the point of Outlook client, there may be no option that could change it to a custom contact folder.

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Hello Jade,

Thanks for your efforts.

Unfortunately your experience is consistent with my own findings.

Still at least now I know.

I have been updating the default address book manually so far and I guess I will have to continue to do it that way.

Although since it does work manually, I would think there would have to be a series of settings that are responsible; but I was unable to identify them.

Regards,
Vaughan

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Hello Jade,

I have tested your suggested change, however unfortunately it has not updated the default Outlook Address Book in my testing.

Regards,
Vaughan

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