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Accidentally deleted offline address list, cant recreate it properly

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I've created a new OAB but it's not rebuilding anything from the domain.

I accidentally deleted our companies offline address list, so I researched how to create a new one. I've gone through the steps. Create new, name it, point it to our domain and set as default domain. I've made sure that that it's listed in Exchange Manager>Servers>My Domain>First Storage Group>Public Folder Store>Public Folders (the one I deleted is there as well). There are no items in either the old OAB or the new one. The old OAB shows the original creation date but is actually updated with todays date (even though I've created a completely new offline address list).

When I rebuild the new OAB, I get no errors. On the client end, I'm unable to download the OAB due to error:

Task 'myname@domain.com' reported error (0x8004010F) : 'The operation failed. An object cannot be found.'

 I'm greatly hoping that I can fix this problem soon.
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by:mangamonster
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Just an update...

I've done the following steps from another thread, but am still unable to download the OAB on the client end:

Method 1
Create a new offline address list with a different name. To do this, follow these steps:

Start Exchange System Manager.
Expand Receipts.
Right-click Offline Address Lists, click New, and then click Offline Address List.
Type the name that you want in the Offline Address List Name box, and then click Browse.

Note The new offline address list name that you type must be different from the offline address list that was originally deleted.
In the Select Exchange Server dialog box, click the appropriate server, click OK, and then click Next.
Under Address Lists, click the Default Global Address List , and then click Next two times.
Click Finish.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_21108736.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+delet+oab


**I'm thinking that perhaps I should remove the old OAB Version 2 public folder in order for the new one to start working?...

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by:Sembee
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The usual thing people forget to do is set the Default OAB on the Mailbox Store in ESM. It has nothing to do with the system folders.

Simon.
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by:mangamonster
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Oh my! I'm crossing my fingers that this works!! I went into the mailbox store and added the new OAB. How long should this take for us to see it on the client end? I just rebuilt the OAB to see if this will help speed things up ;)
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So you had no OAB set on the mailbox store?
If you have forced the OAB to generate, give that half an hour or so, then go to a client and restart Outlook.

Simon.
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by:mangamonster
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It works now Sembee buddy!!! THANKS A MILLION!!! :)
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This guy really is a Savant :)
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