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Use Address Book with Microsoft Exchange using LDAP
Authored by: corienti on Apr 30, '08 10:05:51AM

Major clue: Address Book does NOT fetch and display all address records from the Exchange server and display them.

You MUST enter a name in the search box in Address Book, to get any results. It then searches the server and returns matching results.

Huge thanks stephanbuys - I have been trying to get this working forever, scouring Google and so forth, but it never worked for me.
I even could retrieve the entire email address list using ldapsearch.

What I was missing - the VITAL piece - was I was expecting to see a full and complete list when I clicked on the domain's entry under Directories in Address Book.
That never showed anything, so I thought it never worked.
As it turns out, it never does that - you have to enter a search string. ONLY THEN will it show you any results.
So I've not been able to use it all this time because I was not understanding that behaviour.
I finally clicked after looking at your howto that you linked to - and saw how you had search text entered.

PS, I also had to enter my username in the form DOMAIN\user.

Thanks again stephanbuys!




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Use Address Book with Microsoft Exchange using LDAP
Authored by: hamarkus on Apr 30, '08 12:32:02PM

Does Outlook (on Windows) show all entries without searching? I never used Outlook (the closest I got was looking over my colleagues' shoulders using it), and for me searching a (web) server always meat typing in a search term.
(Just trying to understand why some people expect to see a list and others do not.)



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Use Address Book with Microsoft Exchange using LDAP
Authored by: corienti on May 01, '08 12:53:08AM

Exactly - it does. Outlook shows you a list of all entries is has - no need to enter a search term.
So that's the behavior I was expecting in Address Book, because I was used to Outlook on a PC.

I was subjected to using Outlook on windows (and windows itself) for many years before I moved to a new job where they don't force me to use windows. I highly recommend making such a move, if it is possible for your individual circumstances - it's been wonderful not to have to use windows at work any longer.
I told the old company in my exit interview that one part of why I was leaving was that I was sick of being forced to use windows, and I told the new company in the interview that I wanted to work on an iMac, and they were fine with that.




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