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new user in AD does not show up in exchange global list

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wheni creat a user in active directory , some users will start to see the new user name in exchange global list but some wont see it for a day or 2
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by:LauraEHunterMVP
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Are your users running in cached mode? If so, this behavior is normal.
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by:Joseph Daly
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This is normal behaviour between AD and Exchange. When you create a new user you will not see the user in the global address list until AD and the global address book are synched. This process is usually around 24 hours.
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by:skyjumperdude
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how i can explain this to the president of our company who want to send an email to new employee who is a new VP , do i tell him wait for 24 hours ?  how i can speed up the process and show the name on everyones outlook global list , waiting is not an option!
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by:Joseph Daly
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Well if you wanted it to update you could try forcing it to update its offline address book.

On the Tools menu, point to Send/Receive, and then click Download Address Book
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Joseph Daly earned 125 total points
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Heres a good article on your issues.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841273
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by:LauraEHunterMVP
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[1] Configure the user(s) in question to not use cached mode for their Outlook profile. (Will have a performance hit when using low-bandwidth connections.

[2] Instruct the user(s) in question how to update their Offline Address Book manually when required.

[3] f you are unwilling to use options 1 or 2, then assuming your email addresses use a predictable syntax (firstname.lastname@company.com), post instructions on your Help Desk FAQ/Sharepoint/whatever to use the SMTP email address until the user appears in the GAL.
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