We are having issues with the OAB on a new Exchage 2007 build. Users are not getting a correct copy of the GAL.
I do see the below two error messages in the event logs:
Event ID 1018
Process MSExchangeFDS.exe (PID=3264). Failed to connect to remote server mailcluster. The remote server may be down, or its Server service may not be running.
Event ID 1028
Process MSExchangeFDS.exe (PID=3264). Errors occurred while content was being synchronized from Unified Messaging server "mailcluster" for object "OAB". The remote server is unavailable. The local server stopped trying to synchronize after 5 retries. Check the previous error events that were logged by Microsoft Exchange File Distribution Service for more information.
I did find a article saying the DNS needs to be enabled for short names, and I THINK I did this correctly by enabling netbios. Not sure what else to try.