distrubtion group not shown in Global contact

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Geoff, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Geoff

    Geoff Guest


    I've got a problem with distribution group.
    After I created a distribution group ( I chose Universal and Distribution)
    and addedd serveral users to it. In Outlook I can't see this group in Global
    contact , I can't even see from All users or Contact when I tried to compose
    a new mail and click To.

    I had same problem when I created a new user in AD and assigned a exchange
    mailbox , this user was not seen in Global contact.

    OS is SBS 2003 SP1 , Outlook is 2003

    Anyone knows why?

    Geoff, Dec 16, 2005
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  2. In
    I presume you're using cached mode in Outlook?
    If so, how long did you wait? This sounds like an offline address book
    issue - it gets rebuilt on the server once a day by default, and then
    Outlook has to download the OAB again.... you can force a rebuild on the
    server, and then see
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Dec 16, 2005
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  3. Geoff

    Geoff Guest

    Thanks for that.
    Actually we were migrating from SBS 2000 to SBS2003 and we had this
    problem.So it should be nothing to do cache mode.
    Furthermore, according to your suggestion, if I tick off cache mode, Outlook
    2003 should download all GAL immediately,right? If your theory is correct, I
    should be able to see updated GAL?!
    One thing I forgot , I installed Outlook2003 on SBS2003 and I just find out
    this is not recommended, but I've already done it, would this action be
    related to distrubtion list?

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    Geoff, Dec 19, 2005
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    And can you?
    Could be, but it seems unlikely. Check your event logs.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Dec 19, 2005
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