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LDAP Directory Service - Outlook Express and LDAP

How do I use LDAP with Outlook Express?
How do I configure Outlook Express to use LDAP for people lookups?

NOTE: This may also apply to Outlook.  If you find that it does, please let the maintainer know.

To add the UH Directory Service to Outlook Express, do the following:
  1. Select Address Book from the Tools menu or click on the Address Book button.Outlook Express Address Book
  2. Select Accounts from the Address Book's Tools menu to get the Internet Account dialog box.
    Address Book Internet Accounts dialog box
  3. Click the Add button in the Internet Accounts dialog box. This will bring up the Internet Connection Wizard.
    Internet Connection Wizard
  4. Enter the following information on the wizard's screens:
    • Internet directory (LDAP) server:  ldap.hawaii.edu
    • Uncheck: This server requires me to log on
    • Do you want to check addresses using this directory service? No
  5. Select the ldap.hawaii.edu account on the Directory Service tab of the Internet Accounts dialog box. Click on the properties button to get the directory service property sheet window.
    Directory service properties
  6. On the General tab change the directory service account name to UH Directory Service.
  7. Add the following to the Advanced tab:
    Advanced tab on the property sheet
    • Directory Service (LDAP) port Number: 389
    • Search base: ou=People, dc=hawaii, dc=edu
    • Maximum number of matches to return: 100
  8. Save the configuration clicking on the OK button.
To use the UH Directory Service:
  1. Select Address Book from the Tools menu or click on the Address Book button.
  2. Select Find People from the Address Book's Edit menu or click on the Find People button.

    Address Book People lookup
  3. Enter a first and last name in the the name field on the People tab.
  4. Click on the Find Now button to start the search.
  5. "russ tokuyama" should return "Russell Curtis Tokuyama" for the name and
    "russ@hawaii.edu" for the email address.
    LDAP query results in Find People

  6. For details about entries returned, click on the Properties button or double-click on the entry.
    Details on entry found

Gory details or What's under the hood?

The Address Book component of Outlook Express is also known as the Windows Address Book.  This means that you can to use it without using Outlook Express.  Under Windows 2000, you can call it up by running the program, WAB.EXE, in a command window or type, wab, in the Open field in the Start -> Run dialog box and clicking on the OK button.  Also under Windows 2000, you can use the search feature of the Windows Explorer which will invoke the Windows Address Book.

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