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Configure Offline Address Book Distribution Properties

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

For each offline address book (OAB) distribution point in Exchange Server 2010, you can configure two URLs—an internal URL that can be accessed only from your internal corporate network and an external URL that can be accessed from the Internet.

Looking for other management tasks related to OABs? Check out Managing Offline Address Books.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Offline address book distribution" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

  1. In the console tree, navigate to Server Configuration > Client Access.
  2. In the result pane, select the Client Access server you want.
  3. In the work pane, click the Offline Address Book Distribution tab, and then select the OAB distribution point you want to configure.
  4. In the action pane, click Properties.
  5. Use the General tab to view information about the OAB and to configure the polling interval.
    • Server   This read-only field displays the name of the server that hosts the OAB.
    • Path   This read-only field displays the path to the location where the OAB is stored.
    • Modified   This read-only field displays the date and time when the last configuration change was made to this OAB distribution point.
    • Polling interval (minutes)   Use this box to configure your polling interval (in minutes). The distribution point will use this interval to poll for updated OAB files. The default setting is eight hours (480 minutes).
  6. Use the URLs tab to view and modify the URLs to which users connect to download OAB updates.
    • Internal URL   Use this box to type the URL that Outlook users on the corporate network can use to download OAB updates.
    • External URL   Use this box to type the URL that Outlook users can use to download OAB updates from the Internet.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Offline address book distribution" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

This example sets the polling interval for OAB distribution on the OAB virtual directory OAB (Default Web Site) to six hours.

Set-OABVirtualDirectory "OAB (Default Web Site)" -PollInterval 360

This example sets the external distribution point to https://contoso.com/OAB for the default OAB virtual directory OAB (Default Web Site).

Set-OABVirtualDirectory "OAB (Default Web Site)" -ExternalUrl https://contoso.com/OAB
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