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Hi

I have renamed a username from a.b to a.c and have renamed from email address option also in exchange server 2013.
But now there is still the name a.b is showing in global address list.
that's other user's are unable to find this user to send mail.
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Question by:Mohammed mohammed
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by:-MAS
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Hi,
Please try to update the addressbook
Update-GlobalAddressList -Identity "my addressbook"

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Exchange 2013
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266966%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
Exchange 2010
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/8392/Manually-Update-Global-Address-List-GAL-on-Exchange-2010.html
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by:Ivan
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Hi,

first you should do is to log to OWA, and check if you can see this user. You are most likely going to see that user.

If that works, then you should update OAB. Outlook, by default, uses cached mode, so you need to update OAB.

Run these commands:
get-offlineaddressbook
update-offlineaddressbook -identity "...." <-- type identity that you got from command above.

After this is done, it can still take some time for users to see change. You can force manual download of address book, to make sure it is done as it should be.
From Outlook --> Send/receive --> send/receive groups --> download address book.

Regards,
Ivan.
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by:Mohammed mohammed
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Hi
Now Default Global Address list is update with name a.c after updating the list.
Thanks -MAS

But Still the old name is showing in outlook.
I think, I have to update offline address book also.
the command Get-Offlineaddressbook gave me result
Name                     Version               AddressLists
OAB <Ex2013>      version4             \Default Global Address List


But when I am using the command
Update-Offlineaddressbookupdate OAB

It gave error.
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by:Ivan
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Hi,

you should use command: update-offlineaddressbook -identity "OAB <Ex2013> "
Use ""

Regards,
Ivan.
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by:Mohammed mohammed
ID: 41847873
Still the same
The operation couldn't be performed because object 'OAB <Ex2013' couldn't be found on DC01.abc.com
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Please use this command to see the addressbooks
Get-GlobalAddressList

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or update all by the below command
Get-offlineaddressbook | update-offlineaddressbook

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by:Murali Reddy
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Did you change the full name from AD?

Right click AD object and select Rename to see if the full name is also modified to a.c.

Post that update all addresslists
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by:Mohammed mohammed
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Thank you very much.
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