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Adding an LDAP address book using Group Policy

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I have a two-way transitive forest trust configured, and I can successfully add an LDAP address book to my Outlook client which points to a domain controller in a trusted domain. This means I can type a name of a user in the other domain, and it returns their details successfully.

My question is, can I roll this out via Group Policy? If not, can anyone suggest another method, other than walking round 150+ machines!

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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory Engineer
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Can you tell me, please what kind of format that LDAP book is? And where it is located in Outlook client (how you do that for single client)?

Than we will try to find solution for that

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Krzysztof

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I don't know how to determine the format of the LDAP book, all I can tell you is that it is from a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller and Exchange 2003.

In the Outlook Client you go to Tools -> Account Settings -> Address Books -> New -> Internet Directory Service (LDAP).
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OK, so it's not available directly from GPO. You may use as workaround this script to achieve that
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/vbscript/Add_ldap_addrbook.aspx

this script modifies user's registry setting, so it can be used with GPO as logon script

Krzysztof

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OK I'll have a look in to that, although I was hoping it wouldn't involve any custom scripts.