–For Instructions for Outlook 2007 –For Instructions for Outlook 2011 –For Common errors and troubleshooting Step 2: Uncheck the box next to Download changes since last Send/Receive.In the Information to download section, select Full Details and in the Address Book section, choose \Global Address List. **NOTE** Please read this section carefully, or your update will not work!!Firstly and fore mostly: If you do anything in Exchange: Apply the “cup of coffee rule”, never make a change then go and prove that change works straight away! However most of us work in the real world and you have a user who needs to use this mailbox yesterday! Remember, if you are looking at the Global Address List in Outlook then you are NOT looking at the Servers Global Address List*. Then check the mailbox Exists (See Check for existence of mailbox sections below).1. The Mailbox SHOULD be in the right hand window (Providing you are in the correct administrative group, on the correct server, and in the correct mailbox store! Remember with Exchange 2007 / 2010 you create the mailbox with the Exchange system Manager anyway! On the Exchange Server, Start Ensure “Hide From Exchange Address Lists” is NOT ticked.
So there are three factors stopping you seeing that new user on the GAL (, however if that’s not an option, read on). Force your Outlook Client to Download the Offline Address book. Check that the OAB is getting distributed from the Exchange/CAS server. Note: Make sure the Generation Server is set to a server that exists, and it’s online.In Exchange 2010 it takes even longer to synchronize the changes in the OAB than Exchange 2007.After the OAB is updated, which by default is once a day, it may take up to 8hrs for the OAB to be available to the client.On top of these delays, if a client does not close/open his or her Outlook, it can take even longer for a change to take place. p=312 It's the Exchange CAS not updating the Offline address book file: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Client Access\OAB\Something-Something-Darkside\I just restarted the Microsoft Exchange File Distribution service on the CAS server and it updated. 24/02/13If you create a new user, give them a mailbox, and they seemingly fail to appear then don’t panic! The easiest way to do this is simply connect to Outlook Web Access, and query the GAL directly (OWA uses the GAL no the OAB like Outlook running in cached mode does). The User/Mailbox IS listed on the Server But NOT in Outlook.