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How to use LDAP with Outlook. General information about LDAP
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The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP, pronounced el-dap) is an industry-standard, on-the-wire protocol used to perform directory operations such as Read, Search, Add, and Remove. It is described in RFC 1777.
Microsoft Exchange Server incorporates this protocol into the Directory Service allowing LDAP compliant clients access to directory information. Microsoft Exchange Server only supports the Read functions as specified in the RFC. LDAP is typically used by third-party clients who are requesting directory information. None of the Microsoft Exchange Clients use LDAP to communicate with the Directory.

 

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LDAP not supported for Outlook 97, but is for 98!!

 
PSS ID Number: Q166091
Article last modified on 06-02-1998
 
WINDOWS:97
 
WINDOWS
 

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The information in this article applies to:
 
 - Microsoft Outlook 97
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SUMMARY
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Microsoft Outlook 97 does not support the Lightweight Directory Access
Protocol (LDAP) for client directory lookups.
 
MORE INFORMATION
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The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a protocol for clients
to query and manage information in a Directory Service over a TCP
connection (port 389). The LDAP protocol was designed by University of
Michigan to provide access to the X.500 Directory while not incurring the
resource requirements of the Directory Access Protocol (DAP). This makes it
very suitable for use on the Internet.
 
Outlook is not a LDAP client and does not provide the ability to query
using LDAP. Active Directory is a Directory Service integrated with the
Windows NT Server operating system; it offers the hierarchical view,
extensibility, scalability, and distributed security required by all
customers. Microsoft provides support for LDAP in Active Directory and
enables it to integrate with the Internet. With this LDAP support,
customers can deploy Active Directory in a corporate computing environment
and interoperate with LDAP clients from multiple vendors.
 
REFERENCES
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For more information on LDAP, please see the following address on the
Microsoft Internet site:
 
   URL  : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/common/a586.htm
 
   Title: Microsoft's Position on LDAP
 
NOTE: Because the Microsoft Web site is constantly updated, the site
address may change without notice. If this occurs, link to the Microsoft
home page at the following address and search for LDAP:
 
   http://www.microsoft.com/
 
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Keywords          : MsgAdd kbinterop kbnetwork
Version           : WINDOWS:97
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbinfo
Solution Type     : kbfix
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Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1998.


 

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