Address Book & Exchanage Server & iSync..

Discussion in 'macOS' started by telegix, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. telegix macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2005
    I setup my Mail client to work with a test exchange server.. It reads and sends emails fine.. The only thing I can't get to work is the sync'ing of the address book.. I setup the address book option to sync with an exchage server.. I type the address ( and i fill in the user name and password.. I click ok and then it thinks for a while and then it shows I can click configure again. I click configure and for the address it changes it to which is correct in thats where the exchange server is.. The help says I might need to go to the website manualy once with my browser.. I do that to the above link and loads up nicely.. I close safari, close address book and close mail.. I open iSync and there's option to sync to exchange manualy.. The only thing I see if the sync button and the default .Mac account icon.. Any idea's?
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Every Exchange server is setup differently. You need to work with your IT staff to iron out the bugs.
  3. telegix thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2005
    I am the IT staff.. I'm planning on deploying mac os x into a company.. So, I installed Windows SBS2003 into a vmware session and am testing how well it works with my outlook and osx mail programs.. Is there something special needed to be changed on the exchange server to make it sync properly? After you've setup the exchange setting, something should appear under iSync showing you can sync to exchange.. I'm not getting that...
  4. CyberNorris macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2007
    I am experiencing the exact same problem. There is nothing wrong with my Exchange server (been managing Exchange since 4.0).

    The Address Book help file states:

    "Address Book provides an iSync conduit that communicates with Exchange using OWA."

    When I open iSync, there is only the .Mac conduit. Thus my guess is the problem is in iSync not having the conduit to connect to the Exchange server. It appears that Address Book fails to add that conduit.

    In the "troubleshooting" entry in the help file, it mentions, "If iSync says Exchange isn't available...." Since there is no conduit, there is no such message. iSync simply does not know to do what it has supposedly been configured to do by the Address Book program.

    So, if Address Book fails to add that conduit, what can we do?

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