Offline Address Book Synchronization Error

I have put in a 2007 Exchange server. We migrated the public folders and all mail boxes to the new server. Mail comes in and out fine everything is working good except for this error.

This error only comes up on some machines not all of them. The only thing common I can find it that it seems to be coming up on machines that are logging into and having policies issued from the exchange server.

I have 2 servers both are AD, DC's and Global Catalog severs. One rund exchanges the other is file, print, DHCP, ETC.

When I run gpresutl on the machines that are getting the errors. The login server is the exchange server. The machines that do not get the error is the other server.

So it kind of seems ad is not replicating correctly. But when I add a new user on either server this change is updated accuratly and quikly.
rfrantaAsked:
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UbuntopCommented:
Have you removed the old exchange servers?

The OAB on 2003 is stored in the public folders as a system folder.  So if they are removed then the OAB is gone.  You can create a new one in 2007 easily.  In fact it is better to create a new one in 2007 because it has more features; like being stored in IIS and in the PF.  Simply create a new OAB, then assign it to each of the mailbox stores.

After this is replicated, a user just needs to get out and back into outlook.  You can test it by Tools >> Send/Receive >> Download address book.
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rfrantaAuthor Commented:
The old server is gone.

I did create a new offline address book in 2007. I thought when I did that it was assigned to the mailbox store. How do I make sure it is or how do I assign it.

Thanks
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rfrantaAuthor Commented:
OK I found it.. Yes it is assigned to the mailbox store. I will try and delete it and recreate it.
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rfrantaAuthor Commented:
I created a new offline address book. Attached it to teh mailbox storgage group and still have the same problem. Is there somewher eto get more detailed information for this error.
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UbuntopCommented:
Did you right click the OAB and choose update after you changed the DB defaults?
Organization Config >> Mailbox >> Offline Address Book >> Right Click >> Update

This should publish to your GALs, but if you are suspecting a replication error; try replicating in sites and services.

Also, the cached mode outlook user will need to log out of Outlook after replication has taken place.
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rfrantaAuthor Commented:
That did the job on the OAB But I am still seeing some problems I can not figure out.

In an outlook client, if I go to Tools Address Book, Then Tools Options it will display global address book. When I click on properties it shows Exchange Address Book Provider.

Some PC's show my exchange server's FQDN
Other's show C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\

Naturally the ones showing C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\ are incorrect and do not show recent changes to GAL.

I can't find a way to update this to point to the exchange server. If I remove the mail profile and re setup outlook on some pc's it will correct i, on others it won't Seems it could be AD releated but my replication is fine.  







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UbuntopCommented:
The ones showing the local path are probably the Cached mode users.  This is normal, cached mode downloads the GAL from exchange and stores it locally.  You can force an update via send/receive >> Download Address Book.
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rfrantaAuthor Commented:
I did try that and it will download the address book, but it still shows the local setting .

If they are running in cached mode is there a way I can force them to connect and stay connected?
Or what would cause them to run in cached mode?

Thanks for your help here.

Rob
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rfrantaAuthor Commented:
Ok I found it under setting.... That worked....

Let me see if that solves my problem...

Thanks Again
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