SCOoffice Address Book


Installation Guide


























Rev 1.1

Dec 4th 2002








SCOoffice Address Book

Installation Guide



The SCOoffice Address Book is a high performance LDAP client for Microsoft Outlook providing functionality similar to the Exchange Global Address List.

Before You Begin


·        The SCOoffice Address Book is fully compatible with Microsoft Outlook 97, Outlook 98, Outlook 2000 and Outlook 2002.


·        Outlook 98 and Outlook 2000 must be configured for the ‘Corporate or Workgroup’ service. To view the service for which Outlook has been configured click on the Outlook ‘Help’ menu item and select ‘About Microsoft Outlook’.


To change the configuration for Outlook 98 you must re-run the Outlook 98 setup by running ‘Add/Remove Programs’ in the ‘Control Panel’.  Select ‘Outlook 98’ and click on ‘Add/Remove’ or ‘Change’ depending on the version of Microsoft Windows. This will present you with the option to re-run Outlook 98 setup. When the ‘E-mail Service Options’ dialog is displayed select ‘Corporate or Workgroup’.


To change the configuration for Outlook 2000 click on the Outlook ‘Tools’ menu item and select ‘Options’. Select the ‘Mail Delivery’ tab and click the ‘Reconfigure Mail Delivery…’ button. Select the ‘Corporate or Workgroup’ option.


When changing the configuration of either Outlook 98 or Outlook 2000 to the ‘Corporate of Workgroup’ service, you may be requested to insert your original Outlook installation media. Make sure that you have your original Outlook installation media or that the original software is available via a network share before you attempt to change the Outlook configuration.


Outlook 97 and Outlook 2002 do not incorporate the concept of the ‘Corporate or Workgroup’ service.


·        Disable any anti-virus software and services associated with the anti-virus software.


·        Verify that you already have an email account activated on your SCOoffice Mail Server. 

·        You will need the following information to configure the SCOoffice Address Book. This information should be provided to you by your system administrator.


o       The fully qualified hostname of the SCOoffice Mail Server.

o       Your SCOoffice Mail Server email ID and password.

o       Your license key for the SCOoffice Address Book.

o       The location from which the SCOoffice Mail Connector installation files can be downloaded.


SCOoffice Address Book Installation and Upgrade


1.      Close Outlook if it is running.


2.      If you are upgrading from a previous version of the SCOoffice Address Book it is not necessary to remove the old version.


3.      Download the SCOoffice Address Book zip file and extract the contents using an unzip/decompress utility, such as WinZip.


4.      Run the resulting SCOoffice Address Book setup program to install the SCOoffice Address Book software. Enter the SCOoffice Address Book license key when prompted to do so.


SCOoffice Address Book Configuration


1.      Start Outlook.


The first time Outlook is run after installing the SCOoffice Address Book the ‘SCOoffice Address Book’ configuration dialog window will be automatically displayed. This dialog allows you to specify the name of your Address Book, the hostname of the LDAP server from which addresses are retrieved and how the LDAP server is to be searched for address information.


You can use this dialog window at any time to add additional SCOoffice Address Books or modify an existing SCOoffice Address Book configuration. See the section titled ‘Adding/Modifying SCOoffice Address Books’ to learn how to access the SCOoffice Address Book configuration dialog window at a later date.







    1. Using the fully qualified hostname of your SCOoffice Mail Server, enter either of the following URL’s into your web browser to go to the Preferences Manager log-in web page of your SCOoffice Mail Server:





    1. Log-in to the Preferences Manager using your SCOoffice Mail Server email ID and password.


    1. Click on ‘Preferences’ in the navigation bar (left side of the web page) then click on the sub-item ‘Client Setup’. Your Email Account and Directory Server Account information will be displayed. Do NOT click on the “Configure’ button in the Client Setup web page.


    1. Copy the portion of the Directory Server Account ‘Account Name’ field, starting with and including the second ‘ou=’ to the end of the string, from the web page into the ‘Container DNs’ field of the ‘SCOoffice Address Book’ dialog window.  


For example, if the ‘Account Name’ field contains this string


uid=johndoe,ou=MSG Users,,

ou=SCOoffice Server,dc=my-domain,dc=com


copy this portion of it into the ‘Container DNs’ field,ou=SCOoffice Server,dc=my-domain,dc=com


Note: The value of the second ‘ou=’ parameter specifies the email domain to which your email address belongs. This email domain will be used below when configuring Outlook to search your SCOoffice Address Book contents.


    1. Click ‘Logout’ located in the top right hand corner of the web page to log out of the Preferences Manager.





2.      Restart Outlook. 

3.      Configuring Outlook to Use the Address Book


To configure Outlook to resolve email addresses from the SCOoffice Address Book follow these steps:


·        Open the Outlook Address Book by clicking on ‘Tools’ and ‘Address Book’.  The  ‘Address Book’ dialog window will be displayed.


·        Now Click on ‘Tools’ and ‘Options’. In older versions of Outlook click on ‘Help’ and ‘Options’.


The ‘Addressing’ dialog window will be displayed.


·        Click ‘Add’. The ‘Add Address List’ dialog will be displayed.

·        Select the SCOoffice Address Book email domain (from the ou= value configured above) in the list.

·        Click ‘Add’.


You should be returned to the ‘Addressing’ dialog window.


·        Click ‘Apply’.

·        Click ‘OK’.  


Searching the SCOoffice Address Book


·        Open the Outlook Address Book by clicking on ‘Tools’ and ‘Address Book’.  The  ‘Address Book’ dialog window will be displayed.


·        In the pull-down list box titled ‘Show Names from the:’ select the email domain within the ‘SCOoffice Address Book’ to be searched. You should see a domain that is identical to the ‘ou=’ value that was cut and pasted in step 1 of the section above.


·        Enter the first name, last name or email address in the ‘Type Name or Select from List:’ field. Press the ‘Enter’ key.



Adding/Modifying SCOoffice Address Books


Navigating to the ‘SCOoffice Address Book’ configuration dialog:


In Outlook 97,98 and 2000:


·        Click ‘Tools’ and ‘Services’ in the Outlook menu. This will display the ‘Services’ dialog window.


·        To add a new SCOoffice Address Book click ‘Add’ and select ‘SCOoffice Address Book’ from the resulting ‘Add Service to Profile’ dialog window.


·        To modify an existing SCOoffice Address Book double click on it in the ‘Services’ dialog window.


In Outlook 2002:


·        Click ‘Tools’ and ‘E-mail Accounts’ in the Outlook menu.  This will display the ‘E-mail Accounts’ dialog windows.


·        To add a new SCOoffice Address Book select ‘Add a new directory or address book’ and click ‘Next’. Then select ‘Additional Address Book’ and click ‘Next’. Now select ‘SCOoffice Address Book’ from the list of available address book providers.


·        To modify an existing SCOoffice Address Book select ‘View or change existing directories or address books’ and click ‘Next’. Double click on the SCOoffice Address Book that you wish to change in the resulting list.