Default offline address list exchange 2016 not updating

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The following example creates OAB for address list named “Global Address List FAB” New-Offline Address Book -Name OAB-FAB -Address Lists “Global Address List FAB” The arbitration mailboxes in Exchange Server 2013 are assigned certain “Persisted capability” that defines the purpose/function of the arbitration mailbox.An arbitration mailbox with Persisted Capability “Organization Capability OABGen” is responsible for OAB generation.Due to various synching schedules, it can take up to 48 hours before you could actually see a change in Outlook after a modification has been made on the Exchange server or in Active Directory.In this guide, the relevant timings are explained and instructions are given in how you can directly force an update and resync, which can be very handy when troubleshooting or when you work in an Exchange environment which sees a lot of user mailbox mutations.Even though Outlook is the last in the chain, it is often the first level where the troubleshooting takes place as usually this is where the request is coming from.And since this website’s main focus is on Outlook, it makes sense to start with Outlook as well ;-).The management and administration is different in Exchange 2013 because of architecture changes.

In that case the whole OAB is being downloaded again.The other day I was troubleshooting an issue where users were not able to download the Offline Address Book (OAB).After some troubleshooting steps, I ran the Outlook Auto Configuration Test and noticed that the URL for the OAB was not listed: To further test the OAB, beside manually downloading it in Outlook, you can write down the OAB URL, paste it into the address box in Windows Internet Explorer, add /to the end of the path, and then press Enter.This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange Server 2016.Use the Update-Offline Address Book cmdlet to update the offline address books (OABs) used by Microsoft Outlook clients.

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