Is there a URL to access OWA Address Book (not contact list), or invoke Find Names-Web dialog page?

Posted on 2005-04-11
Last Modified: 2010-02-03
There is a URL to access almost all of the folders for a certain user. i.e.

But I just can't find a URL to access the Address Book (Gobal Address List). Or at least one that invokes the Find Names - Web dialog page...

Any kind advise appreciated. ;o)
Question by:CyberRoachie
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    Expert Comment

    The GAL it self can not be displayed through OWA. The Find Names dialog is written in javascript, called using javascript and is reliant on other javascripts, so your best option would be to create your own web page to display the GAL, depending on your needs.

    For examples, see and

    Author Comment

    Yeah, I realised it's js too... but can't seem to trace it to the right function to get that dialog out...

    Thanks for your reply, I'll leave this open for a while...

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    Expert Comment

    The function itself is located in controls\util_OWA20.js .

    function openGal(szFieldNameTo,szFieldNameCc,szFieldNameBcc, ObjMessage)

    Author Comment

    Sunking, Thanks for your reply.... will it be too much to ask if you could put this function into a click btn in html? I'll award you the full points! Please? ;o)
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    Accepted Solution

    The URL itself is http://servername/exchange/username?Cmd=dialog&template=dlg_gal
    So you would need to create an url which contains the username of the current user.

    Using asp:


    d = Request.ServerVariables("REMOTE_USER")
    p = Instr(d, "\")
    logonUsername = LCase(Right(d, Len(d) - p))
    http://servername/exchange/<% = logonUsername %>?Cmd=dialog&template=dlg_gal



    Author Comment

    SunKing, you de man!

    Thank you for your kind advise!

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    Expert Comment

    Just happy to help, it was neat to find out for myself too, might need it in the future. ;)

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