Search Global Address List (GAL) with Windows Desktop Search (WDS)

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stephan.freudl@googlemail.com

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Is there any way to enable Window Desktop Search to search the Outlook

Global Address List? It runs on a WinXP SP2, with Outlook 2007 SP1.

Outlook is connected to the company's exchange server which provides

the GAL.

WDS works as expected, as it finds files or Outlook Contacts. But in

contrast a WDS-search for people or lists in GAL returns no results.

Is there a WDS setting I am not aware of? Do I have to replicate the

entiere GAL into my Outlook Contacts?
 
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Roady [MVP]

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No, that is currently not an option. You could use the search option in the

Address Book of course as well.

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> Is there any way to enable Window Desktop Search to search the Outlook
> Global Address List? It runs on a WinXP SP2, with Outlook 2007 SP1.
> Outlook is connected to the company's exchange server which provides
> the GAL.
> WDS works as expected, as it finds files or Outlook Contacts. But in
> contrast a WDS-search for people or lists in GAL returns no results.
> Is there a WDS setting I am not aware of? Do I have to replicate the
> entiere GAL into my Outlook Contacts?
 
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amFzb24

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the solution i found was to take an external search tool.

this solution maybe not satisfying but it works and is still better and

faster than the WDS-search.

The tool is called Lookeen (www.lookeen.com)

"stephan.freudl@googlemail.com" wrote:


> Is there any way to enable Window Desktop Search to search the Outlook
> Global Address List? It runs on a WinXP SP2, with Outlook 2007 SP1.
> Outlook is connected to the company's exchange server which provides
> the GAL.
> WDS works as expected, as it finds files or Outlook Contacts. But in
> contrast a WDS-search for people or lists in GAL returns no results.
> Is there a WDS setting I am not aware of? Do I have to replicate the
> entiere GAL into my Outlook Contacts?
>
 
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