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Hi

I am currently running MS Exchange 2007. I have been experiencing an issue where the OAB (Offline Address Book) is not being downloaded on any of the client PC's. We are running Outlook 2007 & Outlook 2010 in our environment. Each time I try to manually download the OAB in Outlook 2010 I receive the following error: 0x8004010F: The operation failed. An object cannot be found.

I am able to download the OAB on my terminal server running a version of Outlook 2003.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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If this is Exchange 2007 ensure that

All required Exchange services are running on all server ?
Lzx files are getting generated on the Mailbox server everyday in "ExchangeOAB" folder and then copied to "OAB" folder on CAS using FDS service

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by:ahmzb1990
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Hi Rancy

I can confirm that the Lzx files are being generated and they are being copied over to the OAB folder.
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by:ahmzb1990
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Hi Shaiksaj

I have gone through the link you have provided with not much luck. any other suggestions?
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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So if they are generated fine and copied .... is this happening to a set of users or all ?
Also check they can browse OAB Autodiscover URL

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by:ahmzb1990
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Hi Rancy

Thank you for your response,

This is happening across the ball to all users.

When try to access the oab via the url https://(servername)/OAB/
It prompts me for credentials. After entering credentials i get the following error:

"Directory Listing Denied
This Virtual Directory does not allow contents to be listed"
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Can you check the Vdir in IIS on the server for OAB

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by:ahmzb1990
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Yes Rancy,

Yes, the virtual directoru in IIS exists on the server

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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Can you browse it ?

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by:ahmzb1990
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Hi Rancy,

When trying to browse it i get the following error. PLease refer to screenshot

Thanks
error.jpg
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by:ahmzb1990
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When attempting to access oab on the exchange server itself it again asks for credentials and then pops up with a forbidden a HTTP 403 error
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Isnt SSL on it can you compare that with others and try with SSL as it should have SSL due to certs

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by:ahmzb1990
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I believe SSL is setup on it, i have just confirmed this
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Uncheck and check and run a IISreset .... check again

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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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How to Remove, Re-Create, and Reconnect an Offline Address Book Virtual Directory
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123595%28v=EXCHG.80%29.aspx

How to Create an Offline Address Book Virtual Directory
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996917%28v=exchg.80%29.aspx

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by:ahmzb1990
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Thanks Rancy,

I have just exported my OAB settings, i have also removed the virtual directory by running this command. Remove-OABVirtualDirectory -Identity "OAB (Default Web Site)"

I just need a little help with the recreation of the OAB/Virtual Directory

Does this look correct to you?

New-OABVirtualDirectory -DomainController <server01.amc.local> -ExternalUrl <mail.domain.com.aul> -InternalUrl <server01.amc.local> -Path <C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\ClientAccess\OAB> -PollInterval <Int32> -RequireSSL <$true | $false> -Server <ServerIdParameter> -WebSiteName <Default Web Site>
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Yes this looks good

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by:ahmzb1990
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Hi When entering this command

New-OABVirtualDirectory -DomainController <Server01.amc.local> -ExternalUrl <https://mail.domain.com.au/OAB> -InternalUrl <https://server01.amc.local/OAB> -Path <C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\ClientAccess\OAB> -PollInterval <480> -RequireSSL <$true | $false> -Server <ServerIdParameter> -WebSiteName <OAB (Default Web Site)>

it returns the following error:

The '<' operator is reserved for future use.
At line:1 char:44
+ New-OABVirtualDirectory -DomainController < <<<< Server01.amc.local> -Externa
lUrl <https://mail.domain.com.au/OAB> -InternalUrl <https://server01.a
mc.local/OAB> -Path <C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\ClientAccess\OA
B> -PollInterval <480> -RequireSSL <$true | $false> -Server <ServerIdParameter>
 -WebSiteName <OAB (Default Web Site)>
    + CategoryInfo          : ParserError: (<:OperatorToken) [], ParentContain
   sErrorRecordException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : RedirectionNotSupported


Please help??
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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New-OABVirtualDirectory -RequireSSL $true -ExternalURL "https://www.contoso.com/OAB"

If you anytime need help run a command like
New-OABVirtualDirectory | Get-Help -Example

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by:ahmzb1990
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thanks iv done that testing now
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by:ahmzb1990
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I have tested this, when trying to update the global address book it is no longer generating anything
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by:ahmzb1990
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Hi

Just an update, the OAB has now been generated but is not copying itself over to the client access oab
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Is still the same error for OAB URL ?
Look we have created a new OAB maybe an IISreset or sometime might be needed for it to take effect

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by:ahmzb1990
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ok, and yes still the same error:(
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by:ahmzb1990
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hi guys still experiencing the same issue with 403 forbidden error when trying to access the oab url. i believe this is what is causing client computers from being able to download the OAB in outlook. Any ideas?
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Yes its an issue but strange that even the new VirtualDirectory is an issue .... is SSL checked on the OAB Vdir

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Hi guys

Thanks for your help. I managed to solve this issue by allowing browsing content in iis for oab. I had also noticed that even though ssl had been enabled the oab was pointing at the a http url. This has now all been resolved and oab is downloadin across all pcs.
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Great
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