Move Exchange Offline Address Book for Windows SBS 2008 migration

Updated: January 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

You must move the offline address book (OAB) from the Source Server to the Destination Server, and then you must change the server that generates the OAB.

To move the OAB and to change the server that generates it

  1. On the Destination Server, click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and then click Exchange Management Console.

  2. Click Continue on the User Account Control dialog box.

  3. In the Exchange Management Console navigation pane, expand Organization Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

  4. In the results pane, click the Offline Address Book tab, and then click the OAB that you want to move to the Destination Server.

  5. In the action pane, click Move. The Move Offline Address Book Wizard starts.

  6. On the Move Offline Address Book page, click Browse, click the name of the Destination Server, and then click OK.

  7. Click Move to move the OAB to the Destination Server.

  8. On the Completion page, confirm that the OAB was moved successfully. If it was not, review the summary for an explanation, and then click Back to correct the problem.

  9. Click Finish.

  10. In the results pane, right-click Default Offline Address List, and then click Properties.

  11. Click the Distribution tab and do the following:

    1. Delete the Source Server as a distribution server.

    2. Click Add, and then in the Select OAB Virtual Directory dialog box, ensure that the Destination Server is selected.

  12. Click OK twice.

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