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    Question window address book sharing!!!

    Hi guys,
    I am writing to ask help as I have problems of modifying the outlook expresses on different computers so that they could share the same WAB.

    The situation is like this: I have two computers(Computer1 & computer2), both have outlook express. But only Computer1 has all the contacts. Very often me and my colleagues have to fight for computer1 to update contact details or sending emails. I just thought if I could make two computer shares the same WAB, then two people can work on same WAB at the same time at the different computers.

    Inintially I thought just by simply change the key path in the registry of the second computer: HK_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WAB\WAB4\WAB FileName
    from "C:\Documents and Settings\computer2\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book\computer2.wab"
    to "\\computer1\shareddocs\computer1.wab"

    so that the key in computer2 is pointing to the wab location in computer1, the two outlook express on different computers can then share the same address book which is on computer1.

    However, when me and other people tried to use outlook express on both computers at the same time, one doesn't respond, and another just simply crashes. I figured this was probably due to the way outlook express access the WAB that ddoesn't allow sharing. But I have no idea how outlook express access the WAB and how I can modify it so that two outlook expresses on the different computers can share accessing the same WAB at the sametime.

    I have some programming skill, just need some guidance of how to start, and how I can modify outlook express or add some add-in to it so it can share things. I am sorry to botherd you for this as I really run out of resource for help. I would very much appreciated if you could help me or tell me where to look for help.

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    This might work. Google is always a good place to start. [http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/share.htm]

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    I have tried the [http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/share.htm] before, it seems most of solutions are regarding to outlook instead of outlook express.


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