Updating global address list
If you receive an error message then you can investigate further (Note: Set your Outlook client to send you a delivery report on the test email as well).
Make sure the OAB you are looking at, has been updated from the GAL. If using Outlook, query the GAL directly, or download the latest OAB. Before you do anything send the user you created a ‘Test Email’ from your own account.
The DON NMCI GAL allows USN/USMC personnel to quickly locate contact information to send emails.
The GAL contains contact information for users from both services.
/Microsoft Exchange System objects/OAB version 2″ is invalid and couldn’t be updated.” This warning occurs in my situation way after the migration of exchange 2007 to exchange 2013.
So I am unable to use the old GUI of Exchange 2007.
I created a new OAB with both distribution methods this morning.
In addition to this there a a few methods by which your Outlook clients get the offline address book.*Note: Unless you are NOT in cached mode.
Outlook 2003 (and older)* clients get their OAB from a public folder, Outlook 2007 (and newer) clients can get their OAB from ‘Web-based distribution’ (basically form the website on the Exchange (or Exchange CAS) server.
You could wait for Exchange to do it automatically (the default schedule is once a day) but what when you want to force the update to take place right now?
What the Global Address List (GAL) is, how to access the GAL, Kellogg policy on updating your GAL profile information, and using FASIS to update your online directory profile information.