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Finding An LDAP URL

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I would like to access the company server's Active Directory so I can write a simple phonebook program.  It would seem that I need to use LDAP to connect to it in order to grab a recordset.  Is there anyway to figure out what the LDAP URL is based on settings and properties in Outlook (or otherwise)?

Mike
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LDAP is relatively easy.  Trying to get the company address book is not so easy from what I gathered.  It looks like they removed ways to expose an interface for the address book when programming outlook as well  (this is probably to stop hackers from obtaining every address in an organisation).

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841273
Q11: Can I programmatically download an Offline Address Book through the Outlook object model?
A11: No. Offline Address Book downloads are not exposed through the Outlook object model.

You might be better off using this article by Microsoft to query users and their addresses via AD.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=238007

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Adding to the points above.

If you want to use a tool to query the AD using LDAP use the LDAP query tool provided with Microsoft Support Tools.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=255602

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2003/insider/ldapquery.mspx

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I managed to figure it out.  Thanks for your comments.  I have a new question here:  Please take a look when you can.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_22041767.html

Cheers,

Mike
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