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Accessing the Global Address List from Home

Entourage can connect a user to his Exchange Server account from outside his company network through Outlook Web Access (OWA). However, with the advantage of being able to connect to his email through Entourage he loses the ability to perform Global Address List (GAL) lookups. This AppleScript provides a simple tool to look up names, email addresses and other information. It does require Internet access and cannot be used offline like an offline Global Address List.

Updated to version 1.1: Now includes a button to add a found user to your Exchange Contacts list.

To get started:

  1. Download the script and double-click the file to expand the files your Desktop.
  2. If Entourage is configured with just one Exchange account then drag the “Exchange Lookup\cF.scpt” script directly into the “~/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Entourage Script Menu Items” folder where “ ~ ” is your home folder. It will appear under the Script menu in Entourage ready to use.
    In Entourage 2008 you can instead select About This Menu... from the AppleScript menu and click the Open Folder button to open the Entourage Script Menu Items folder for you.
  3. If Entourage is configured with two or more Exchange accounts then double-click the “Exchange Lookup\cF.scpt” script file to open it in the Script Editor. Change ‘Exchange account 1’ to ‘Exchange account “name of your Exchange account”’. (You may wish to duplicate, customize and rename each script file to use with multiple Exchange accounts.) Drag the script(s) directly into the “~/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Entourage Script Menu Items” folder where “ ~ ” is your home folder. They will appear under the Script menu in Entourage ready to use.

To use the script, simply type Control + F or select it from the Script menu in Entourage. Follow the prompts.

This script has been tested with Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007.

Questions or comments about the script should be directed to Microsoft Interop MVP - Mac/Windows. This script can be modified using the Script Editor application found in the Applications folder on all Mac OS X computers.