Exchange 2003 Offline Address Book not updating

Posted on 2012-08-30
Last Modified: 2012-09-04
We have a Windows 2003 Exchange 2003 Master Child Domain structure.

Our mail servers are all in the child domains and our archive Exchange server is in the master domain.

Our master domain Exchange Server crashed and we had to rebuild it from scratch. We do have another DC in the master domain for failover.

The server that crashed was hosting the OAB.

Since the rebuid, new users are not showing up in the OAB for Outlook users in cached mode.

They are showing up in online mode and in OWA.

What we have done so far:

1. Rebuid with logging enabled: no errors or warnings
2. Changing the  server that host the OAB.
3. Creating new address list.
4. Tried deleting local OAB files on users workstations.
5. We added in all child servers to replication list in OAB in the public folder within the system manager.

So far, nothing has worked.

most of our users are using cached mode so this is a serious issue.

Please Help!!
Question by:phishbone4
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    Expert Comment

    Where are the Mailboxes and which is the current Generation server for OAB ?
    Is the New OAB added with All servers PF as replication partners and do you see the data in OAB ?
    Which OAB is the Mailbox databases pointing to ??

    - Rancy

    Accepted Solution

    It turns out that the last thing we did worked!!! We created a new OAB added the replication parnters and now 1 day later the users are showing up.
    LVL 52

    Expert Comment

    I guess i answered your queries and was helpful and should have got points :(

    Wont object the question :)

    Author Closing Comment

    The changes we did worked.

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