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Using an Application with ADAM

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

In this exercise, you use Windows Address Book, an LDAP-based application, to query and retrieve the application data that you imported into your ADAM instance.

Querying Data with Windows Address Book

To query data with Windows Address Book

  1. Click Start, click Run, type wab.exe, and then click OK.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Accounts, and then click Add. The Internet Connection Wizard appears.

  3. In Internet directory (LDAP) server, type localhost, click Next twice, and then click Finish.

  4. In the Internet Accounts dialog box, on the Directory Service tab, double-click localhost, as shown in the following:

    Windows Address Book Internet Accounts
  5. Complete the General tab in the localhost Properties dialog box as shown in the following figure, using the account with which you are currently logged on to the computer. Be sure to select both the This server requires me to log on check box and the Log on using Secure Password Authentication check box.

    Windows Address Book connection
  6. Click the Advanced tab, and then select the Use simple search filter check box. In Search base, type o=Microsoft,c=USas shown in the following, click OK, and then click Close in the Internet Accounts dialog box.

    Windows Address Book advanced
  7. In Windows Address Book, click Find People on the toolbar. In Look in, click localhost, and then, in Name, type:


    The localhost Properties dialog box looks like the following:

    Windows Address Book Find People
  8. Click Find Now. Your search should return one entry from the ADAM directory, as shown in the following:

    Windows Address Book Find Now results
  9. Double-click the name to view the search result details.

  10. On the Organization tab, you can view the reporting relationship. Double-click the manager’s name to view the associated contact details, which looks like the following:

    Windows Address Book View Manager
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