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Exchange 2003 GAL

I migrated over from Exchange 5.5 in a mixed mode environment to Exchange 2003. All the mailboxes and public folders replicated correctly but the GAL did not. I understand that the GAL will not copy over so I need to create a new one. I tried creating it numerous times but I'm getting nowhere. I just got an email from the CEO saying it needs to be up by tomorrow. What can I do to get this going? I really need some help here!!!!

FYI, I've even downloaded the GUIDGen.exe file from microsoft website to edit the values in the sitefolderguid. Upon my searching, I looked into the siteFolderServer and it shows this:

CN=Public Information Store (S2)\DEL:f79f6deb-7098-40d3-8c1b-c1cebb214e0c,CN=Deleted Objects,CN=Configuration,DC=office,DC=com

S2 was our old exchange server running 5.5 and is now offline. Shouldn't this point to my new exchange server?? If so, how can I change this? I'm hoping that this is my problem with the GAL.

These are the event logs that I am getting:

Source: MSExchangeSA
Catergory: OAL Generator
Event ID: 9337

OALGen did not find any recipients in address list '\Global Address List'. This offline address list will not be generated.
- Offline Address

and I am also getting this one:

Source: MSExchangeSA
Catergory: OAL Generator
Event ID: 9335

OALGen encountered error 80040107 while cleaning the offline address list public folders under /o=PRISCO-EDWARDS/cn=addrlists/cn=oabs/cn=Offline Address. Please make sure the public folder store is mounted and replicas exist of the offline address list folders. No offline address lists have been generated. Please check the event log for more information.
- /o=PRISCO-EDWARDS/cn=addrlists/cn=oabs/cn=Offline Address

I appreciate your help!!
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David WilhoitCommented:
The GAL is just a listing of mail-enabled users, it doesn't "migrate". Did you replicate the OAB folder from 5.5? Sounds like it didn't happen...
Also, the OAB is pointed to a public folder that contained in the deleted objects container, which may point to the 5.5 server, if you've removed it from the org. Is the 5.5 server still in the org?

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ChrisZ71Author Commented:
The 5.5 server is online but it was removed from the organization.  I can't see it in system manager but i can connect to it in through microsoft exchange administrator.  I have even tried numerous times to recreate the GAL but no luck?  Any ideas?
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David WilhoitCommented:
if you deleted the 5.5 server, what was the process you followed? Can't re-add the server at this point though...

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ChrisZ71Author Commented:
I followed the instructions on Microsoft's site - How to remove the last Exchange 5.5 server.

sooooo how screwed am I?
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David WilhoitCommented:
Depends :)

I'm sure it can be fixed, just may take a bit of doing. First of all, check your recipient update services (RUS), and verify they are pointing at a DC/GC and an Exchange 2003 server. If they are both pointed at the proper servers, try to rebuild it, see if you get any errors. Also, see if you can generate an offline address book after that. YOu have to generate one before you can download it to the clients.

Did you change any perms on the default address list? Or on the public folder store?

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ChrisZ71Author Commented:
no permissions were changed....
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abedalhanbaliCommented:
I have reported with warning ID 9337 source exchangeSA OAB Generator
 OALGen did not find any recipients in address list '\Global Address List'.  This offline address list will not be generated.
- Default Offline Address List

so i need your help
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