I had a question this week from a user who wanted to sync only his calendar to certain computers.
I'd like to stop the autosyncing of contacts via my Exchange account, or at least stop it on selected computers. I want to sync calendars but not contacts on select pc's.
With an Exchange account you have one option: Synchronization filters. The folders will show up in your Outlook profile but will contain only the items that meet the conditions in the filter.
To create the filter, right click on the folder you want to create a sync filter for, choose Properties then Synchronization tab.
To prevent all items from syncing, set up a filter that will not apply to anything. To prevent your Contacts from syncing, you could filter on the email address, entering @microsoft.com or @yourdomain.com as the address and only contacts with that address will sync.
The filters are local to the Outlook profile the filter was created in, so you'll need to set up filters on every computer.
Sync filters work but all Exchange accounts, including Outlook.com, Office 365 Exchange Mailboxes, and on-premise Exchange accounts.