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Can I change the email address of a contact in AD?

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I have a contact setup to an external email address. The address has changed for that external contact and I need to change it. changing it in the properties for the account does not change it in the Address book. How do I change the address so that it will be reflected in the Global Address Book?
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by:Mikealcl
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I believe changing it on the account should update the GAL.  Are you working in cached mode?  Perhaps you just need to download the offline address book in outlook.  It's in the menu around the same place synchronization is.
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by:ppillors
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I tried that, but the SMTP address did not update with the new address.
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by:gupnit
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Check via OWA to see if you can see the updated info...
Then it will be a OAB issue
Cheers
Nitin
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by:gupnit
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Manually Run RUS from ESM, it could also be an issue !
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by:ppillors
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I checked via OWA and the SMTP address is correct.
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by:ppillors
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Manually ran the RUS, but OAB still not showing SMTP address change.
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by:Mikealcl
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Could always delete and create your outlook profile.
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GreatVargas earned 500 total points
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you need to update the oab in exchange (query ad for changes)
Start the Exchange Management Console.
In the console tree, expand Organization Configuration, and then click Mailbox.
In the result pane, click the Offline Address Book tab, and then click the OAB that you want to update.
In the action pane, click Update.
Read the warning box, and then click Yes to continue.

update in the client again after doing this

hope its helpfull
regards
António Vargas

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by:Mikealcl
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Oh ya I totally forgot about that good one GV.

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by:GreatVargas
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try and give feedback :)
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by:ppillors
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I am running Exchange 2003 (Exchange System Manager) and do not see Server Configuration in that version.
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by:GreatVargas
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Go to the recipients tab on system manager.. there you must have option the update oab
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by:ppillors
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I did not find an option to update OAB under recipients, but I did find OAB under Folders/Systems Folders. There wasn't an option to update now, but I set it to update every 2 hours. I also iniiated RUS to update now. I had tried that before, but didn't it did not work.
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Problem never solved, but I will close the question.
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