Is the Address Book Working? RRS feed

  • Question

  • How can I tell if the Address book is working.  This is our first deployment.  We are using it for just IM and Outlook presense at this point.


    When I type a name i know exists in Active Directory into the search bar it doesnt find the users name.  If I go through the gind contact wizard it works find.


    Does the search bar not work like I think it does?

    Friday, June 13, 2008 8:26 PM

All replies

  • The search will only find users that are sip enabled.  It downloads every morning from the IIS server.  Delete the galcontacts.db file in your profile and log into Communicator.  If a new one downloads, you are at least getting it.


    You can dump out the contents of the address book to a text file.


    Go to


    %programfiles%\Microsoft Office .... 2007\Server\Core


    abserver /?


    One of the switched is dumpfile or something like that.  Point it to the newest .ldabs file and it will dump it to a text file.  You can at least see what is in there. 

    Monday, June 16, 2008 8:26 PM