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Setting up Directory Searches in Microsoft Outlook 2003

  1. Click on Outlook's 'Tools' menu, select 'Email Accounts'.
  2. Select 'Add a new directory or address book" and click "Next"

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  3. Select 'Internet Directory Service (LDAP)' and click NEXT.

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  4. In the 'Server Name:' field type 'ldap.rit.edu'
  5. Check the box entitled 'This server requires me to log on'
  6. In the 'User Name' box, type uid=<username>,ou=people,dc=rit,dc=edu, substituting the word 'username' with your RIT computer account username.
  7. In the "Password" field, type your RIT computer account password.

    NOTE: When you perform a search of the RIT LDAP directory, you will not be prompted for your password. If your password is incorrect, no search results will be shown. If you change your RIT password at some point in the future you must also update this field with your new password.


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  8. Click the 'More Settings' button. A dialog box will appear saying to restart Outlook. You can restart Outlook at the end of the process. Click "OK".

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  9. A 'Microsoft LDAP Directory' window appears. Click "OK".
  10. Type RIT LDAP directory in the 'Display Name' area.
  11. Enable the checkbox for 'Use Secure Sockets Layer.'
  12. Change the Port number to 636

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  13. Click on the 'Search' tab. In the 'Search Base' section, select 'Custom' and type the following: ou=people,dc=rit,dc=edu

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  14. Click 'OK' to return to the 'Directory Service (LDAP) settings' page.
  15. Click 'Next' to return to the 'E-Mail Accounts' page.
  16. Click 'Finish' to return to the 'Account Settings' page.
  17. Restart Outlook.