FIX: LDAP search error when you try to use a full name to search the Display Name field

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
Symptoms
If you configure a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server and try to search the LDAP server by opening your Address Book, clicking Tools, clicking Find, and then entering a full user name in the Display Name field in the Find dialog box, you may receive the following error messages:
Unable to display results because too many entries in the Internet Directory match your search criteria.
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The search could not be completed. MAPI_E_CALL_FAILED.
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Cannot contact the LDAP server (81) error.
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Microsoft Outlook does not recognize SearchString
where SearchString is the text you typed in the Find dialog box.
Resolution
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 OFFXP: How to Obtain the Latest Office XP Service Pack
After you install the latest Office XP Service Pack, test to see if the issue continues to occur. If the issue continues to occur, follow the steps in the "More Information" section to create the NoDisplayNameSearch registry key.

The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time  Version       Size       File name        -------------------------------------------------------   20-Dec-2001 19:43  10.0.3618.0    47,432  Bjablr32.dll   12-Dec-2001 00:12  10.0.3604.0   108,872  Emablt32.dll   29-Nov-2001 02:21  10.0.3527.0   850,248  Msmapi32.dll				
After the hotfix is installed, the following files will have the listed attributes or later:
   Date        Time    Version      Size       File name        -------------------------------------------------------   20-Dec-2001 19:43  10.0.3618.0    47,432  Bjablr32.dll   12-Dec-2001 00:12  10.0.3604.0   108,872  Emablt32.dll   29-Nov-2001 02:21  10.0.3527.0   850,248  Msmapi32.dll				

Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2).
More information
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Use the following steps after you have installed the latest Office XP Service Pack:
  1. Quit Office XP.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  4. Verify that the following key exists. If it does, go to step 5.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\LDAP
  5. If the key does not exist, you must create it. To do so:
    1. Locate and then select the following registry key:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook
    2. Click the Edit menu, click New, and then click Key.
    3. Type ldap, and then press the ENTER key.
  6. Click the Edit menu, click New, and then click DWORD Value.
  7. Type the following name for the new value:
    NoDisplayNameSearch
  8. Press the ENTER key.
  9. Right-click the new string value name, and then click Modify.
  10. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  11. Exit Registry Editor.
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Article ID: 311829 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 19:12:05 - Revision: 2.0

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