[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 498
  • Last Modified:

Exchange 2003 Offline Address Book not updating

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!!
  • 2
  • 2
1 Solution
Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
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
phishbone4Author Commented:
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.
Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
I guess i answered your queries and was helpful and should have got points :(

Wont object the question :)
phishbone4Author Commented:
The changes we did worked.

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

  • 2
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now