2. Searching the Global Address List on Nexus

Most applications that are configured to talk to the Nexus Exchange server will search the Global Address List (GAL) in order to autocomplete or offer a list of matches when you type in part of a name to an address field. If you want to search the GAL to find out the full information held for a particular person then the easiest way to do that is via your Address Book application.

Open Address Book and select 'Exchange Global Address List' from the 'Directories' section in the left hand pane. (NB you will also see another section called 'Exchange', with an entry under it called 'Contacts'; this is not the GAL, this is your personal address book stored on the Nexus server.)

Main Address Book window showing Nexus Global Address List selected

To search within the GAL simply type the text you wish to search on into the search box in the top right hand corner of the Address Book window. As you type a list of possible matches will the appear underneath the search box on the right-hand pane of the Address Book window.

Main Address Book window showing a search of the Nexus Global Address List

To see the full details for any of the possible matches simply double-click on the one you want to see:

Main Address Book window showing a match from a search of the Nexus Global Address List
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Subsequent searches can be performed by typing new text in the search box.

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