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We are moving from Exchange to an IMAP server. Is there a way to have a global address book in Outlook without exchange. I read on an Internet post a response to this question which said, "You could create an LDAP query yourself if your client/server supports that and that would accomplish the same thing." There was no elaboration.

We are running a Samba4 Domain Controller / Active directory so LDAP is available, but beyond that I'm clueless about what to do.

Ideas?
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In Outlook, just go to Account Settings, open the Address Books tab and click the New... button. Select LDAP option, click Next, type your DC's name and provide the credentials if needed. You can also specify additional settings as required. Complete the wizard and restart Outlook.
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Those instructions were simple enough, but ...

Did as you instructed. Didn't know if "server required me to log on" so I skipped that figuring I'd get an error message if so. That's it, did 'Next', 'Finish' and restarted Outlook.

In Address Book, the name of the new address book is the server name (meaning there can only be one such address book per server?). I did File > New Entry > New Contact, created a new contact, Save & Close. I then searched for this contact and got the error "Operations Error". In fact, it added the contact to my regular "Contacts" address book.

So, despite the procedure's apparent simplicity, I did something wrong. What?
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Actually, you may need to configure advanced options for the LDAP Address Book. These options depend on how your Samba's AD is working. Maybe you'll also need to provide your AD credentials also.
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Actually, you may need to configure advanced options for the LDAP Address Book.
Can you elaborate a bit? I don't see any "Advanced" option in Outlook. I'm not much of an LDAP guru, so help on getting this to work would be appreciated.
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In Account Settings -> Address Books, open your LDAP AB's properties and click the More Settings... button. There you can configure your AB properly.
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Alexey Kuznetsov: sorry for the delay. We did do the threatened move to IMAP over the weekend and am still cleaning up the blood. I will definitely get back to this ASAP as I'm pretty sure we need this.
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Sorry to have let this one sleep. Yes, give Alexei the points.
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