Check Name / GAL by searching partial name? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    Was having a issue with the searching using Outlook 2013 / 2010 / 2007.

    For example,

    First Name: Mohd Rudian

    Last Name: Abdullah

    Display Name: Mohd Rudian Abdullah

    If I search the using by "Mohd", it shows, but if I search by using "Rudian", it doesn't. Advance search doesn't help.

    But using OWA works perfectly fine.

    Is there something I missed out?

    Thanks and Regards,


    Friday, February 6, 2015 2:07 AM


  • Hi,

    It is expected behavior. Please check whether the user "Mohd Rudian Abdullah" is added as Contact for this user.

    Generally, when the user searches Global Address List in Address Book with Last Name and First Name, the search results can be returned. But it can't be searched with partial name.

    If you add it as a local Contact for the user, when search the Contact instead of GAL in Address Book, it can be searched and filtered out with partial name. In OWA, it would search the user in Contact by default. Please click Directory and check whether you can search this user with partial name or not.


    Winnie Liang
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, February 9, 2015 10:31 AM