[Samba] Thunderbird address book issue

John Gardeniers jgardeniers at objectmastery.com
Thu Sep 3 04:44:01 UTC 2015

Never mind, I've got it kind of figured out. This can be done through 
Thunderbird's config editor. Just set to it use the displayName field 
either first or only when looking up the display name. It still doesn't 
work properly when addressing a message though.


On 03/09/15 12:07, John Gardeniers wrote:
> This may be off-topic, as it's only indirectly related to Samba 4 but 
> perhaps others here have already solved this.
> While testing Samba 4 I've come across a rather annoying little issue 
> when preforming an LDAP address book lookup from Thunderbird. The 
> display name in the address book does not match the display name in 
> ADUC. It appears that the Thunderbird address book is using the uid 
> field instead of the displayName field, as it does when using openldap.
> Does anyone here have a workaround for this issue that doesn't involve 
> changing the uid for every user? We use the uid field for other 
> purposes and really don't want to change it if there's another 
> alternative.
> regards,
> John

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