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I have a phone number, and I want to find the name of the person who lists that number in the Outlook Exchange Global Address Book at work.

If I use the More Columns option, no results are returned. If I use the Advanced Find window, there is no option for phone number.

I use Outlook 2007 as my client. I also have an iPhone.

Is there some other option that I'm missing?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

It would be possible to use an Search in the Active Directory itself.

Can you oben "Active Directory Users and Computers" in your Domain? there you can choose at 'Advanced' the Field "Phone" and search there.

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Ok, that seems to work. For bonus points, what if I'm on a computer that isn't a member of the domain? – daxlerod Jan 11 '12 at 13:21
I think it would not possible to search in the Domain if you don't have a User-Account in the Domain. – Crujach Jan 18 '12 at 14:48
I mean the computer is not joined to the domain, such as my home computer. I can always fire up the VPN and use RDP to connect to a computer in the office, but sometimes I don't feel like finding the authentication card. Thanks for the reply regardless. – daxlerod Jan 18 '12 at 18:41
quick shortcut to that dialog -> Run (Win+R) rundll32 dsquery.dll,OpenQueryWindow – Fowl May 28 '13 at 1:13
"Telephone" for me - there's no way to search all the phone number fields - and I had to get the number in exactly the same format as it was in the directory. – Martin Dorey Jun 27 '14 at 4:53

If your computer has ldapsearch you can run the following command (just replace the square brackets with the correct info):

ldapsearch -b "CN=Users,DC=[company],DC=com" \
-h [] -x \
-D "[DOMAIN]\[username]" \
-w [password] \
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To find a phone number, I recommend using OCS/Lync/Skype for business client as your search tool. Try searching using just the last 4 digits as there is no enforced data standard for entering this information. Search under the contacts tab, and if this number is in the system you should see a match come up.

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The best way I have found to do this... is to go down to the "contacts" tab... and use the "Search Contacts" box.

The Address Book's Find feature is full of fail.

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That looks like it only searches the personal address book. Is there a way to make it search the Global Address List? – daxlerod Jan 6 '12 at 19:39
Good catch. hm... I am stumped now. – TheCompWiz Jan 6 '12 at 19:57

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