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Outlook OAB Rename

We have one offline address book in our Exchange 2003 SP organization.  However, it was renamed at some point.  We would like to rename it back to "Default Offline Address List".  I tested in our lab and the Outlook 2003 client seemed to not have a problem when I manually downloaded it.  However, in the past, we have seen issues if they don't download it manually.  If we follow this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905813 on making sure the OAB's are defined properly, will be be ok?  I guess my basic question would be about renaming the Offline Address book.  Are there any specifice steps that can be taken without user intervention?
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ClintWeldon
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Rajith EnchiparambilOffice 365 & Exchange ArchitectCommented:
You can rename your oab or create a new one and set that as the default (and rebuild it).
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ClintWeldonAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply however I am aware of that already.  My question is in regard to getting the Outlook clients to automatically update/download the new address.  Are you saying a rebuild after the rename will force an automatic download by the client?
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Rajith EnchiparambilOffice 365 & Exchange ArchitectCommented:
Outlook will try to download OAB in fixed intervals. That is how it is coded.

You dont have to force the clients to manually download it.
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ClintWeldonAuthor Commented:
Ok, Thanks!  Do you know of a way to force the Outlook client to download an OAB without having the user manually do it?  Our concern is that folks have an OAB that is a different name that is not valid for the database they are on and consequently will not be able to send to recipients.  They could start getting the 0x000xx errors as well.  This has been our experience in the past.
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