Exchange global address list not updating
I'm having an issue with Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2010. This problem started after we flattened our domain. We migrated all the users from the the sub to the top using the ADMT and then we took down sub. To be sure, does OWA (which uses live information) reflect the GAL correctly? The first thing you should do is on a test workstation, is delete the *files.
Essentially, the issue is the GAL is not updating in Outlook. I looked at the recipient filter of the GAL, it's below for reference: (Alias -ne $null -and (Object Class -eq 'user' -or Object Class -eq 'contact' –or Object Class -eq 'ms Exch System Mailbox' -or Object Class –eq 'ms Exch Dynamic Distribution List' -or Object Class -eq 'group' -or Object Class –eq 'public Folder')) The next thing I'm going to try is creating a new GAL and making it the default, if necessary. That will force Outlook to download a complete GAL. If so, it is probably that the incremental update files haven't updated correctly.
This means that in the worst possible scenario, an update to the Address Book won’t become available to the user until 48 hours after the change.
This situation however is extremely rare since the default maintenance time on Exchange is at AM and updates and downloads are usually performed during working hours.
I didn't create the server and this is kind of my first exposure to the settings and all that.
I created a new OAB with both distribution methods this morning.
In a later section, it is explained how to modify this.
There are various Registry settings available to control or modify the update and download behavior of the Offline Address Book in Outlook.
If they have an Exchange account, then they are "mailbox-enabled" and the GAL determines which Exchange Server hosts their mailbox.
We have another server in the wings waiting to be deployed, but we need to address the problem in the meantime. If it does not, then it is the generation or distribution process that is failing. OWA reflects the information correctly, but Outlook does not. I have tried deleting the OAB files, but when I download the address book, it still has the outdated version.
I'm wondering if anyone has anyone has any tips that could help me address this issue. Are you using web or public folder distribution for the OAB? If you are on Outlook 2010, any reason you are still using public folder distribution?
When you have Cached Exchange Mode enabled, Outlook by will by default cache the main Global Address List as well.
This is called the Offline Address Book and is being generated on the Exchange server.