We are running a hosted exchange environment. Currently we have six companies using 6 differen't Global Address Lists. We have done everything listed in the article http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Shared-Hosting-Exchange-2003-Part2.html
We did the ADmodify and used ADSI properly. Everything is exactly as it should be for pointing users to the correct OAB...updatying CN's for oWA...everything is right while users are working "online' or "connected' to exchagne.
Currently; users are not able to download the correct copy of the Offline Address book. We specified the mailbox stores to use the newly created OAB's associated with each company. The GAL's when looking at the "preview" show the correct names. When you first create an outlook profile; it lists the correct GAL when you open up a new mail message for that company. When you click "Send and Receive" then "Download Offline Address Book"; it reads "Full Details checked' but when you click the drop down; the only GAL it shows is "\Global Address List". It doesn' tlist the companies OAB that we specified. When you download the only one available; it shows the same company for all the different companies even thou the mailbox stores and msExchUseOAB for every user in each company is pointed to the correct Offline Address Book.
When you open system manager and expand "administrative groups; first administrative group; folders; public folders" and right click on a folder; click on permissions; then click on client permissions." it shows a GAL of the same company as the offline addrss book that gets downloaded for every company.
So for some reason; even thou the default global address list; and the default offline address book; were deleted; its picked its own to use instead of just showing a "blank" one while inside System Manager.
Again...all users while having an onlnie connection to the server show the correct users for everything to assign permission to calendars and contacts etc etc.
Its only when pulling down the offline address book from "send and receive" download offline addressbook; every company gets only one offline book.
any ideas would be helpful..