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Adding the UT Directory to Your Outlook Address Book

  • Operating System: Windows

  • Application: Outlook 2007 / 2010

Note: If you are using this procedure to connect to an LDAP server other than The University of Texas at Austin online directory, you will need to substitute the server name that your System Administrator gave you for "directory.utexas.edu" whenever that appears.

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook.

  2. From the File tab (Tools in 2007) menu, select Account Settings.

  3. Select the Address Books tab.

  4. Click New.

  5. For Directory or Address Book Type, select Internet Directory Service (LDAP) and click Next.

  6. In the Server Name field, enter "directory.utexas.edu" (or the name of your LDAP server, if different).

  7. Select the More Settings button.

  8. You will see a message saying that you will need to restart Outlook at the end up of this setup procedure to activate your new address book. Select OK to continue.

  9. On the Connection tab, be sure that "directory.utexas.edu" appears in the Display Name field. Leave the port number as it is.

  10. Select the Search tab. In the Search base area, select Custom and enter "dc=directory,dc=utexas,dc=edu" and then click OK.

    Note: If you are connecting to an LDAP server other than the UT Directory, this line may be different. Check with your System Administrator.

  11. Click Apply, OK, Next, then Finish. (In Outlook 2007, select Next.)

  12. At this point, one of two things can happen depending on whether you have previously set up any address books.

    • If you see a screen saying "Congratulations," select Finish.

    • If you see a screen offering to let you choose a directory or address book, select Finish. You should then see the "Congratulations" screen. Select Finish.

  13. Exit Outlook, then restart it.

For more information on Microsoft Outlook, visit Microsoft's website.

Last updated August 9, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

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