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Outlook 2003 GPO for Download offline address book setting

Posted on 2009-02-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Is there a GPO to check or uncheck the Download office address book setting in Outlook 2003 ?  

The setting can be found under   Tools, Send / Receive, Define Send / Receive groups, high light All Accounts, Edit
Question by:tsg01
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by:Joseph Daly
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If you look into the outlook group policy ADM file there are several gpo settings for the download of OAB files.

The path to them are as follows. User config, admin templates, microsoft outlook 2003, exchange settings,
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by:Joseph Daly
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Sorry image should have been attached.

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I apologize I went back and reread your question. It looks like you want to completely disable the offline address book am I correct?

If so I dont think this functionality is built into the MS ADM template files. So you kind of have two options.

1. Create your own ADM file
2. Use the custom installation wizard from the office resource kit to remove the offline address book. I did a real quick run through and it looks like this is what your looking for.
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by:Joseph Daly
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If your feeling brave and want to attempt to create your own ADM file this link may help. I have never tried this though.


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If I disable the offline address book will the Outlook Client contact the Exchange server to resolve names listed in the GAL?  

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