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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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PSS ID Number: Q184212
Article last modified on 04-20-1998
 
WINDOWS:98
 
WINDOWS
 

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The information in this article applies to:
 
 - Microsoft Outlook 98
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NOTE: These procedures only apply if you have installed Outlook with the
Corporate Workgroup/Other option. This option allows you to use Messaging
Application Programming Interface (MAPI) services. To determine your
installation type, on the Help Menu click About Microsoft Outlook. In About
Microsoft Outlook you should see "Corporate" if you have the Corporate
Workgroup installation.
 
SUMMARY
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Microsoft provides a service for use with Outlook 98 that allows you to
access directory servers using the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
(LDAP). LDAP is a directory service implementation that allows fast search
access to user information using the X.500 directory.
 
MORE INFORMATION
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How to Install the Corporate LDAP Service
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The Corporate LDAP service is a component included in the ValuPack on the
Outlook 98 CD-ROM. To install the service, follow these steps:
 
1. Insert the Outlook 98 compact disc in the CD-ROM drive on your computer.
 
2. On the desktop, double-click the My Computer icon and then double-click
   the CD-ROM drive.
 
3. Double-click the Valupack folder and then double-click the Corpldap
   folder.
 
4. Install the Corporate LDAP service by double-clicking O98ldap.exe.
 
5. Complete the installation by clicking Yes to continue and clicking Yes
   to accept the License Agreement. Click OK when the installation is
   complete and restart the computer.
 
Adding and Configuring the Corporate LDAP Service
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To add the Corporate LDAP service to a profile, follow these steps:
 
1. Start Outlook if it is not currently running.
 
2. On the Tools menu click Services.
 
3. Click Add, select Microsoft LDAP Directory and then click OK.
 
4. Enter information for the Directory service you will be using. This
   information is supplied by the service provider.
 
   NOTE: You should not change the Port and Search Base unless instructed
   to do so by your system administrator or service provider.
 
To access multiple LDAP providers, follow the steps above to add a service
for each provider to the profile.
 
Searching Using the LDAP Service
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The LDAP search is implemented through the Address Book. To search for an
address, follow these steps:
 
1. On the Tools menu, click Address Book.
 
2. Click Show Names From and select the LDAP service you wish to use.
 
3. On the Tools menu in Address Book, click Find and enter the search
   string. Click OK to start the search.
 
Additional query words:
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Keywords          : kbdta cfgAddBk cfgProfl
Version           : WINDOWS:98
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbhowto
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Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1998.


 

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