Gal exchange 2016 not updating

It contains all the email address and contact information of an individual profile for Outlook.

Sometimes, users have faced an issue like “Outlook Offline Address Book not updating” because of resources available on the host server and service failed.

Step 2: Now, enter a name for users new email profile.

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Instead of changing the default schedule, users able to force an update and redistribution of Offline Address Book (OAB) on Exchange to solve scenarios related to Outlook OAB not updating quickly.

This is an amazing solution for testing or even when it is necessary that changes are done immediately.

Note: Make sure users still update Outlook OAB files manually and wait for a bit to sync OAB for viewing the changes.

To update Outlook OAB files via Exchange Management Console, follow such steps those are mentioned below: First of all, Go to Organization Configuration, select Mailbox and click on Offline address Book tab and then, right-click on the selected OAB files (Offline address List) for which a user need to update and click on Update option.

By Using Exchange Management shell, users enable to use Update Outlook Offline Address for Powershell script to update OAB files: Example: Update-Offline Address Book -Identity “Default Offline address List” Forcing the distribution of the Offline address Book files, users unable to utilize the Exchange Management Console but can use the update only- File Distribution Service Powershell cmdlet using for Exchange Management shell: Example: Update-File Distribution Service “Exchange10” -Type “OAB” Besides to distribute the Offline Address List per server, users also able to update it to each CAS servers at a time by pipelining it through Get-Client Access Server Command using the below script: By using above Shell command, a user can fix Outlook OAB not updating problem by redistributing addresses.

Last modified 07-Aug-2016 08:18