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Outlook 2007/Exchange 2007 Cached Mode and OAB update

I know there is a lot of posts on how to force an offline address book update either from exchange console or from outlook. Is there a way or setting in Outlook 2007 to keep the user in cache mode but not use the Offline Address book but use the online GAL?

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Rajith EnchiparambilOffice 365 & Exchange ArchitectCommented:
No. The whole point in cached is that you have a local OST and OAB.

Check http://www.howexchangeworks.com/2009/08/how-offline-address-book-works-in.html for more info on how OAB works.
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ashok_523Commented:
No it is not possible
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MegaNuk3Commented:
Yes, there is a way, let me find it and hopefully post back soon.

But if your user goes offline they will have no access to the GAL/OAB. Wouldn't you rather get the OAB download working?
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MegaNuk3Commented:
Here you go:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823580

Delete the .OAB files on the Client machine and set the reg entry mentioned above to 0
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SBOT_TechAuthor Commented:
MegaNuk3 that works like a champ, I just have to make sure I script out a kill process that shuts down outlook so it can delete the .oab files.  thanks for the help. I tested and it works great and doesn't create new .oab files it uses the online GAL
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MegaNuk3Commented:
Thanks for the update and the points.
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