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Exchange 2007 sp1 OAB virtual directory files missing

Hi all,
I am a newbie in Exchange 2007; I am trying to configure the Offline Address Book but on checking the the OAB virtual directory of the IIS server I noticed that no files are present in this directory.
Is it possible to regenerate/recreate the missing files of OAB virtual directory?
The CAS server is mounted on a Windows server 2003 sp2 with  Exchange 2007 sp1 version
Thanks in advance for your help
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8/22/2022 - Mon


Hi Jay,
and thanks for your reply; before recreating the oab virtual directory site I removed it using this command:   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123595(EXCHG.80).aspx
and then I kept to the instructions contained in your link, restarted IIS server service but on clicking on the OAB web site the right panel no item is showed.
Did I miss other steps to fix the problem?
thanks for your help


Try recreating the site with these commands:
Set-OabVirtualDirectory -Identity "yourserver\oab (default web site)" -InternalUrl https://mail.yourserver.local/oab -ExternalUrl https://mail.yourserver.local/oab

Then use the command below to verfiy:
Get-OabVirtualDirectory ¦ fl Server,Name,internalurl,externalurl
Server : yourserver
Name : OAB (Default Web Site)InternalUrl : https://mail.yourserver.local/oab
ExternalUrl : https://mail.yourserver.local/oab

-Hopefully that will work-

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William Peck

I made a mistake, you can only use the above commands after the OAB has been created, use the following command below to create your OAB

New-OABVirtualDirectory -DomainController yourserver.yourdomain.local -ExternalUrl https://mail.yourserver.local/oab -InternalUrl https://mail.yourserver.local/oab -PollInterval 480 -RequireSSL $true

Hi John,
thanks for your reply; I followed your advice and restarted IIS service but the OAB web site does not show any items on right panel.
Should I check other settings?
Thanks again for yuor support  

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Hi Philip,
yes, now the OAB virtual directory is populated with the correct files and folder: at the momentI am experiencing a problem with Outlook 2007 oab and web page, but I will check out again the configuration before posting a question
Thanks again and sorry for my delaying answer
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