Describes an issue in which if the first name of a user has a certain suffix string, the string will be recognized as an incorrect suffix when you try to add the user as a Contact in Outlook 2007

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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, you search a user in the global address list (GAL) and then try to add the user as a contact. If the first name of the user starts with a certain character string, such as "jun", the string will be recognized as a suffix. In this case, the user name will be displayed incorrectly in the Full Name box in the Contact window.

For example, the user name may be displayed incorrectly as "Jun firstname Jun lastname" in the Full Name box.

Note If the first name of the user starts with one of the following character strings, the string will be recognized as an incorrect Suffix:
ailesi asszony csc dds drsc esq esquire jr jun junior kisasszony md ph phd ra sen senior sr úr úrnõ

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, apply the Outlook 2007 hotfix package that is dated April 30, 2009. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968858 Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook.msp): April 30, 2009

MORE INFORMATION

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
If you want to revert to the former behavior after you apply the hotfix, set the value for
AddToContactsWithParse
to disable the hotfix. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Registry Editor.
    • In Windows Vista, click Start
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      the Start button
      , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

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      User Account Control
      If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.
    • In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then select one of the following registry subkeys as appropriate:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Preferences
    If you use policies, select the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Preferences
    Note Both these registry keys perform the same function.
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type AddToContactsWithParse, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click AddToContactsWithParse, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Article ID: 968404 - Last Review: May 28, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
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