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I am looking to take a central address book in MySQL and share it with users on the network who use Outlook. What do I need to make this happen?

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I'm not sure if Outlook would support an ODBC-type connection native to mysql for its address book. I do know that it does support LDAP, though, so you could write a simple script to periodically sync your mysql data over to an openldap server and then point your outlook clients there.

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Would setting up an OpenLDAP server with Back-SQL eliminate the need for the script that synchronizes? – SJaguar13 Oct 28 '09 at 17:03
OpenLDAP + Back-SQL would indeed eliminate the need to synchronize. I gather it can be slower than the native back-hdb mode, and of course it will load the SQL DB when users access it whereas a native LDAP mirror will be independent, so be aware of those aspects if performance is a concern. – Walter Mundt Oct 28 '09 at 18:10

At the moment I am not aware of any canned solutions that would allow this. I believe what you will need is a programmer.

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Don't know if it's actually any good, but i found this: which claims to do what you want

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