Thursday, May 5, 2011

Google Address Book "Connection to Google is temporarily unavailable"

By default, you get an error about the google address book not being able to sync when you open a Google Apps profile in Outlook. It looks like this:

This is fixed by enabling contact sharing in the Google Apps control panel. I guess this is some kind of global address list from what I'm reading.

Here's how you fix it:
  • In the Google Apps control panel, click the Settings tab, then Contacts on the left side
  • Select Enable contact sharing.
  • Click Save changes.

And when fixed, it should work properly (though I've seen it not work - it makes little sense):

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