Anyone aware of a web/IIS-based phonebook style interface to Active Directory for looking up contacts?

Posted on 2011-04-25
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Folks -

I'm seeking suggestions for web-based/IIS-hosted solutions that will provide a phonebook style interface to Active Directory for searching for contacts.  I've found one published by a company named Dovestones Software (www.dovestones.com) that will give you an example of what I'm after.

Unfortunately, the product offered by Dovestones is riddled with lots of annoyances and bugs.  I couldn't find much else out there so I thought I'd ask here for suggestions.

The product needs to be hostable on Server 2008 R2, have a web interface, be relatively customizable with respect to what fields can be searched, what the results look like, and have export functionality to formats such as PDF, XLS, etc.  64-bit applications are preferred but are not a requirement.

Let me know if there's any other data I can provide to help make this easier.
Question by:amendala
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by:Ron Malmstead
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Interesting question.

I'm surprised that you don't have a solution yet.

Here's one that runs on apache...
Untested: http://freedownloadforall.com/webscripts/6dfc97c93ee859/active-directory-phonebook-1/

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No responses that meet the requirements I set forth.  The only product I've found is the one I mentioned in my original post.  Closing the question.
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rDirectory info from their web site: http://www.namescape.com/Products/rDirectory/CommunityEdition.aspx

rDirectory Community Edition is the clear and simple solution for viewing the contact information in Active Directory - and it's absolutely free.  You can download and deploy a professional employee directory website and search engine in just a few minutes and start leveraging the data in Active Directory using these features:

¦Fully web-based, rDirectoryCE is accessible anywhere, anytime, from any computer

¦Permanent keys issued when rDirectoryCE is registered within 30 days of download

¦No client installation required because it is completely browser-based

¦Navigate organizational relationships (manager/direct reports) and view group memberships

¦Launch email

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No responses that meet the requirements I set forth.  The only product I've found is the one I mentioned in my original post.  Closing the question.

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Thank you very much for your input.  Their products look like they might be something that will work for me.  I am investigating them further.  I'd happy award you points for this answer but the question is already closed.

If you'd like me to open a new one to award you, reply here and I'll do that.
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It's more about helping vs. the points. I figured that I would post and that you could decide whether or not to accept the answer as opposed to posting with an objection to closing the question.

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Works for me.  Thought I'd offer.  :)

I certainly appreciate the help, thank you much.  I believe we've crossed paths before on here.

If you know anything about AD DNS, see a new question I just posted regarding Reverse Lookup Zone consolidation.  ;-)

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