Exchange 2010 SP1 - offline address book definition is missing
After fresh installing Exchange 2010 SP1 and running MS Best Practices Analyzer, I got the error report: "offline address book definition is missing". When clicking "Tell me more about this issure and how to resolve it", it shows the resolutions: one for Exchang 2003 and the another one is for Exchange 2007. The resolution is to associate the OAB with a partivular mailbox store. Does anyone know how to do it in Exchange 2010? Thanks.
July 7th, 2010 4:26am
This will help you http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997667%28EXCHG.80%29.aspx go to the section Exchange 2007Dishan M. Francis, Senior Technology Consultant
July 7th, 2010 5:40am
This will help you http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997667%28EXCHG.80%29.aspx go to the section Exchange 2007 Dishan M. Francis, Senior Technology Consultant Yes follow the link here, it will fix your issueJonas Andersson MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010 | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | MCSE/MCSA Blog: http://www.testlabs.se/blog
July 7th, 2010 11:05am
Hello This is by default when you install exchange 2010 mailbox role and Mailbox database will not have offline address book defined, so whenever you are creating a database you need to manually define the offline address book. Thanks Mhussain
July 7th, 2010 11:27am
I see a default OAB is there after install. However I did manually create a one but the error is still there after BPA scan.
July 7th, 2010 2:50pm
Do you mean to install Update Roll 4 in http://www.testlabs.se/blog ?
July 7th, 2010 2:55pm
Hello Fellow this steps In the Exchange Management Console, expand Server Configuration, and then click Mailbox In the Database Management window, right-click Properties on the mailbox store. Click the Client Settings tab, click Browse, and then click the appropriate offline address book. (default OAB ) Click OK two times to finish. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997667%28EXCHG.80%29.aspx Thanks Mhussain
July 7th, 2010 3:01pm
I checked this article but it does not show how to do in Exchange 2010 which is different from 2003/2007.
July 7th, 2010 3:12pm
To associate the Offline Address Book with a particular mailbox store in Exchange Server 2010 Use the EMC to configure mailbox database properties You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Mailbox database" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic. In the console tree, navigate to Organization Configuration > Mailbox. In the result pane, on the Database Management tab, select the database you want to configure. In the work pane, click Properties. Use the Client Settings tab to view and select the default public folder database and the offline address book (OAB) for the mailbox: Default public folder database This box shows the location of the default public folder database. The public folder database stores public folder data, OAB information, and free/busy information for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and earlier versions. To change the location of the default public folder database, click Browse, and select a new location. Offline address book This box shows the location of the OAB. To change the location of the OAB, click Browse, and then select a new location.
July 7th, 2010 3:21pm
Thanks. I will try tonight.
July 7th, 2010 5:16pm
Thanks MMHusain. I did it on 2 mailbox servers, EX3 and EX4 which are in a DAG group. After that, the error messages were gone when scanning. My question is do I need to manually create another OAB instead of associating the Default OAB on both servers? Thanks.
July 8th, 2010 5:35am
Hello actually you no need to create Offline address book by default you will find default address book you can specify this address book with Mailbox Databases. Thanks Mhussain
July 10th, 2010 12:33pm
Hello Any update on this ?
July 11th, 2010 2:36pm
Nop. I am fine. Now EX3/EX4 are associating the Default OAB. There is no error report after BPA scanning. Thank your very much for your help.
July 13th, 2010 5:47pm