Outlook cached mode address book not updating

19-Nov-2019 00:19

Historically, there have been two ways to have photos appear in Outlook: each end user can manually add them on the client side or a server administrator can upload them on the server side.There is now a third method that compliments the other two.Unfortunately, by default Outlook cached mode also includes the Global Address List.This can mean that new accounts or distribution lists are not available to all clients straight away.

The following registry settings can be used to disable the Global Address List from being included in the cache.

I would like to test modes of using address book, while Outlook is in cached mode. These methods depends on registry settings of Outlook (full article here: shortly: If the following registry key is present (XX.0 means office version – 15.0 for Office 2013), Outlook behaves upon the DWORD value inside: Download OAB DWORD supported values: 0 = The Offline Address Book does not download automatically.

1 = The Offline Address Book uses the Download Full Items download mode. 2 = Download the Offline Address Book in any download mode, but download a differential update in the Header only download mode.

By default OAB is a point in time snapshot of global address list and it is used as cached source of information about Exchange recipients properties.

OAB is stored on Exchange servers (see my previous article https://ficility.net/2013/03/04/oab-differences-between-exchange-2010-and-exchange-2013-in-brief/) and downloaded to client once Outlook is configured in Cached mode.

The following registry settings can be used to disable the Global Address List from being included in the cache.I would like to test modes of using address book, while Outlook is in cached mode. These methods depends on registry settings of Outlook (full article here: shortly: If the following registry key is present (XX.0 means office version – 15.0 for Office 2013), Outlook behaves upon the DWORD value inside: Download OAB DWORD supported values: 0 = The Offline Address Book does not download automatically.1 = The Offline Address Book uses the Download Full Items download mode. 2 = Download the Offline Address Book in any download mode, but download a differential update in the Header only download mode.By default OAB is a point in time snapshot of global address list and it is used as cached source of information about Exchange recipients properties.OAB is stored on Exchange servers (see my previous article https://ficility.net/2013/03/04/oab-differences-between-exchange-2010-and-exchange-2013-in-brief/) and downloaded to client once Outlook is configured in Cached mode.a)Download OAB and check b)Change GAL and test downloading OAB instantly c)Update OAB and check 2) Mode 0 – The Offline Address Book does not download automatically.