Exchange 2003: Outlook 2003 caching issue involving Global Catalog and .oab file
Posted on 2006-03-20
I have run into an issue that I need to resolve. The question I have is, how can I prevent the global catalog cache from updating on a users outlook 2003 until I force it to?
Basically, I am running a programming process on the active directory.
The program 1. delete a group of contacts in the active directory and then
2. Insert Contacts into the active directory and finally
3. Completes the exchange task of assigning an email address to the contact.
The problem I am running into is that during step 2, users are loading and caching the global catalog, which does not yet have the exchange task of assigning and email address to the contact. This leads to users who are cached, unable to send email.
I am wondering is it possible to either
1. Force the users who are cached to update their .oab upon completion of ALL three programming steps on the exchange server
2. Stop the cached users from updating their .oab until I have completed all three programming steps?
Does this make sense? If not will will quickly answer any questions you might have.