How to Bring Back Synched MS CRM 2011 Outlook Contacts

A common question for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Outlook users is how to bring back their CRM synchronized contacts (based on their Outlook Filter data groups) to Outlook when they had deleted those contacts from Outlook. 

Note: When a CRM user deletes a synched CRM contact from their Outlook, it doesn’t delete it from MSCRM.

For example: if CRM user Joe has 10 CRM synched contacts to his Outlook and Joe had deleted 2 of those contacts from his Outlook by accident or by choice.  Afterwards, Joe wants them back in his Outlook.

The quickest way in Microsoft CRM 2011 to resynchronize back the CRM contacts with Outlook is to remove and add back the organization via the MSCRM 2011 for Outlook Configuration Wizard.  Afterwards, perform a synch with CRM in Outlook.

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Frank Lee
Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP since 2006

About Frank Lee

Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM/xRM consultant in San Francisco, USA.  Awarded the Microsoft MVP (Dynamics 365/CRM) 12 consecutive years from 2006 to 2018. Actively involved with Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementations since Microsoft CRM v1.0 beta (2002). Super passionate about everything CRM, especially in the areas of Cloud Computing, A.I., Digital Transformation and Automation.
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3 Responses to How to Bring Back Synched MS CRM 2011 Outlook Contacts

  1. LegalTrack says:

    Ah. nice tip. This will greatly help the users who sync data from crm to outlook to blackberry.

  2. Or if there´re a just a few contacts you want to sync back, just add a duplicate, sync and then merge those two contacts

  3. Thanks for the tips guys. I would love to know if there is a less brutal way of doing it if anyone knows ?

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