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Outlook 2010 - Add LDAP (UCL Directory)

Outlook's Global Address List (GAL) only displays names and address of users who have migrated to Live@UCL.  

So when you're typing a new message, for example, you may want to search for email addresses of UCL users who have not yet migrated to Live@UCL. You can do this by adding the UCL directory (LDAP) as an address list, in your Outlook Address Book.

Add the UCL directory

To do this:

1. Click on the File Menu

2. Select Info (from the left hand navigation pane)

3. Click on the Account Settings button on the right hand side, and from the drop down list, select Account settings...

Account settings options

4. Select the Address Books tab and click on New.

Contacts new Address Book

5. Select Internet Directory Service (LDAP) and click Next.

LDAP option

6. Next to Server Name, type ldap-server.ucl.ac.uk and click on the Next button to continue.

LDAP server name

7. You will see a completion screen. Click on the Finish button.

LDAP completed

8. Click Close on the Account Settings box.

Tip! You may need to restart Outlook in order for the changes to take effect.

View the UCL directory (LDAP)

1. On the Home tab, click on the Address Book button.

Contacts Addres Book button

2. Under Address Book, click on the down arrow and from the drop down list select ldap-server.ucl.ac.uk.

LDAP in Address Book

3. Under Search, type in the name of the person you are looking for and press Enter on your keyboard to initiate the search, or click the Go button.

LDAP search result

4. The user's details will then be displayed. Double click the contact to view their details in a table.

LDAP contact table

5. From within the table you can click on the Add to Contacts button to add an entry for them in your contacts list. Or click on the Actions button for more ways to interact with the contact.

For example, to send them an email, click on the little envelope icon.

LDAP email contact
Tip! You can access the UCL directory also, when you click on the To button of a new email window.

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