Sorting address list in Outlook 2003/Exchange2010

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Exchange 2010
Outlook 2003
Outlook 2003 Address Book
Windows Server 2008
When creating a new email and clicking the "To" button to select recipients, how can I customize the sort order in that box? The user wants a particular name to show up at the top. In Exchange 2003 the previous administrator put an asterisk at the beginning of the display name, but that sounds kinda lame. Is there any other way to do it either from the Outlook side or the Exchange side?  NOTE: other users don't care if that name is on top or not; just the one user wants to see a particular name on top.

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Try within AD Users and Group, modify the particular name’s properties of “display name” and add a empty space in the beginning and see what happens. Save Changes, wait the 15 minutes for all DC’s to receive the changes.

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  • Jolivarez11235
    Try within AD Users and Group, modify the particular name's properties of "display name" and add a empty space in the beginning and see what happens. Save Changes, wait the 15 minutes for all DC's to receive the changes. I'm not sure if this would work in Server 2003, but it didn't in server 2008. AD automagically takes out the space. I put in an asterisk for now, but recipients outside of the organization can also see the asterisk in the display name; while this is acceptable (for now), it's still not ideal. Here's the steps I took so far: 1. In Active Directory Users and Computers, I edited the display name for User B (User A in this scenario being the requesting user) to add an asterisk at the beginning of his name. 2. In Exchange 2010, I added User B's full name without the asterisk as a Simple Display Name. 3. Verified with User A that User B's name was indeed the first displayed name when selecting a recipient in a new e-mail. 4. Had User B send me a test e-mail (this was to my personal email that is outside of the domain e.g. hotmail). This test e-mail contained the asterisk. Does anyone know how to change the order of the names in someone's outlook, or to make the asterisk not appear to recipients outside of the domain?
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