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Default offline address book not updating exchange 2016

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Once the OAB is rebuilt (may take longer in larger organizations), users must download the OAB in Outlook.

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Last week we added a new conference room in Exchange.Offline address book works when the Outlook client is configured in cache mode or when it is in offline mode.So how does offline address book distribution works?In Exchange Server 2007, the OAB can be updated using the following command from the shell: Update-Offline Address Book “Name of Address Book” To update all OABs: Get-Offline Address Book | Update-Offline Address Book On the client go to Outlook 2003/2007 | , wait for the download to complete (depending on your bandwidth and size of OAL, this may be close to instant, or it may take a few minutes)– Check if the user appears in the GAL If you want to have new users show up in the GAL for Outlook Cached Mode users more quickly, you can update the OAB refresh interval to have Exchange update it more frequently.Alternatively, you can wait till after Exchange has updated the OAB on its current schedule.If you open the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007Address Book and do not see the name or e-mail address you are looking for, you might need to choose another address book from the Address Book list.

If you find yourself choosing another address book frequently, you can change the default address book that is displayed when you open the Address Book.

When I look up the conference room in the Global Address List, it doesn't show up. So as I understood from our Sys Admin, the oab files are generated on one server, and rely on the file replication service on the global catalog servers (we have 2 of them) to copy the oab files to each of the servers.

However, if I delete my files (Offline Address Book) then I can see the new conference room in the Global Address List. The service was not started on one of the servers and therefore some users were getting old oab's while other users were getting fresh copies. if you're having this issue, make sure the file replication service is started. Chances are good that OAB generation is failing for some reason.

The main issue is that legacy versions of Exchange Server use public folders for Offline Address Book distribution.

Outlook 2013 doesn't support public-folder-based Offline Address Book distribution because of Microsoft's efforts to move away from public folders.

Here, I will show steps to configure offline address book in Exchange 2013.