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How to add a MAPI address book in Outlook 2007, Vista 64bit Question:

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My objective is to add an application as a MAPI address book to Outlook 2007.

The instructions I have are:
1 Run the Windows Control Panel.
2 Double click on the Mail and Fax icon.
3 Select the Add button. A list of available services will be displayed.
4 Highlight the XYZ Address Book selection. Select OK to add the XYZ Address
Book to the Outlook profile.

These instructions won't work for me... and if I click Add within profiles, I don't see an option that displays available services so that I can select and add an external MAPI address book...

Can anyone make my day and help me figure out how to get this working?
Thanks-
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Question by:SAbboushi
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by:graye
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I'd suggest that you launch Outlook, go to Tools, Trust Center, Add-Ins
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by:SAbboushi
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Thanks - I tried what you suggested but do not see how to resolve my problem.  Can you please provide more details on what you believe I need to do?
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by:graye
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So, I gather that you got to the Add-in page, but your particular add-in wasn't listed?
If so, then that just means that you didn't install the add-in or that the install failed somehow.  Are you the author of the MAPI address book application?
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by:SAbboushi
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Thanks for your post - I am not the author.

I gather that you are telling me that in order to access a MAPI address book in Outlook, there needs to be an add-in in Outlook?  Do you know if this is always the case?

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Yeah, that's pretty much the way it's done.... if you're trying add some new functionality to Microsoft Outlook, then you'd normally do it via a COM-based add-in using the Outlook APIs.  This means writing a custom Outlook application, installing it on each PC, and then using the Add-in feature to "enable" it (if it wasn't already enabled during the install).
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc678348(office.12).aspx 
On the the hand, if I have complete missed the point, please me know
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