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Accessing a corporate phone directory list using SP and AD

  Asked By: Grace    Date: Jan 29    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1791

I have been given the task to create a area in our intranet where a use
can click on a link to view a phone directory list that has been
queried from AD.
This list can be in a PDF format that can easily be printed.
Is there a web part or any other tool I can use to get this done?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Harshita Padwal     Answered On: Jan 29

There are many different options for getting information from Active Directory.

My favorite approach is to write a .Net assembly to retrieve the data using the objects in the DirectoryServices namespace. Then, I call this assembly from a web  service. The SharePoint DataView WebPart can display data from web services.

Another option is to output the data to SQL Server, and display if from there. In your case, SQL Server may be preferable since the Reporting Services program can output to PDF.

There are many third-party products to create  PDF files. I'm sure you could find one to meet your needs.

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