- We were contacted by an office that was unhappy that the Exchange server's Global Address List (GAL) made it difficult to look up the email addresses of Lincoln (LL) employees.
- Lincoln employees who have "kerberos-only" accounts do not have mail accounts. They are listed in MIT's directory (People Search / LDAP) but are not listed in the Exchange server's GAL.
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You can set Outlook to look up names from LDAP. This works with the new LDAP server ldap.mit.edu because it has server-side support for browsing, which Outlook needs.
- add LDAP address book "ldap.mit.edu", with "enable browsing" option
- set it as the first address book searched
- In Outlook, go to the File tab, then Info, then Account Settings > Account Settings
- In the new window, go to the tab "Address Books" and press New...
- Choose Internet Directory Sercice (LDAP) and Next
- For Server Information, enter Server Name: "ldap.mit.edu"
- Press the button More Settings...
If Outlook warns you that you will need to restart Outlook, press OK.
- In the new window "Microsoft LDAP Directory", go to the Search tab
- For Search Base, choose Custom: and enter "dc=mit,dc=edu"
- For Browsing, choose "[x] Enable Browsing (requires server support)"
- Press OK to close the Microsoft LDAP Directory window
- Press Next in the Add New Account / Directory Service (LDAP) window
- Press Finish to close the Add New Account window.
- Press Close to close the Account Settings window.
- Quit Outlook
- Re-open Outlook
- From the Home tab, in the Find group, choose Address Book
- From the Tools menu choose Options
- Set "check address lists in this order" to "Custom" and use the buttons to move "ldap.mit.edu" to the top of the list.
- Press OK to close the Addressing settings window
- Press X to close the Address Book