Jul 11 2015

Exchange Addressbook Does Not Update in Outlook

Published by at 3:24 pm under Exchange




When I update Exchange 2013 Address Book (phone number or whatever), Outlook does not seem to get updated, even the next day.

You can workaround this disabling Outlook cache but most people want to have access to the address book while offline.

Another way is to force Exchange to refresh the offline address book (OAB).
Write this short Powershell script UpdateAddressBook.ps1

add-pssnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.SnapIn
Get-GlobalAddressList | Update-GlobalAddressList
Get-AddressList | update-AddressList
Get-OfflineAddressBook | Update-OfflineAddressBook

And add a scheduled task to be run a few times a day

C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe

with arguments (on a single line)

-command ". 
'C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\bin\RemoteExchange.ps1';
Connect-ExchangeServer -auto;" C:\Scripts\UpdateAddressBook.ps1

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