Directory Search (Win) - Configuring Windows (Vista) Mail for LDAP

This document describes how to configure Windows (Vista) Mail to access the campus LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server for directory service information.

WiscMail & WiscCal only
NOTE: This document is only applicable to WiscMail / WiscCal . If your account has been migrated to Office 365, please search the Office 365 KnowledgeBase for help. More information about the transition to Office 365 is available here.

  1. Start Windows (Vista) Mail.
  2. Click on the Tools menu and select Accounts.
  3. Click the Add button, and select Directory Service.
  4. In the Internet Directory (LDAP) server: field, enter, and click Next.
  5. When presented with the option to "check addresses using this directory service", select No and click Next.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. In the Internet Accounts window, under the Directory Service tab, double-click on
  8. In the Properties window, click on the Advanced tab.
  9. In the Search base field, enter dc=wisc,dc=edu.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click Close in the Internet Accounts window.

This completes the configuration. To initiate an LDAP query:

  1. When creating a new mail message, click on the To button.
  2. Within the 'Select recipients' window, click on the Find button.
  3. From the drop-down list labelled Look in: select
  4. Under the People tab, enter the text of your query (the name you want to search for) into the Name: field, and click the Find Now button.
  5. Results will appear below. Note: Use the Add to my Contacts to add the selected user to your contacts.

Keywords:whitepages microsoft vista windows email directory services ldap address book wiscmail configure access campus people directory search   Doc ID:5140
Owner:Ara M.Group:WiscMail
Created:2006-11-28 18:00 CSTUpdated:2014-12-01 08:59 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, WiscMail
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