Note for Mac Users: Mac versions of Outlook do not connect to the Exchange server in the same way as PC versions.Every time a Mac checks for new mail, it also updates the GAL.Before installing your first Exchange 2013 server during a migration project you must first review your offline address book configuration.
Get-Mailbox Database | select name,offlineaddressbook | sort name Name Offline Address Book ---- ------------------ MB-BR-01 Default Offline Address Book MB-BR-02 MB-HO-01 Default Offline Address Book MB-HO-02 MB-HO-04 MB-HO-Archive As you can see only two of the six databases in the Exchange Server Pro organization have an offline address book configured.
To avoid mailbox users on the other four databases re-downloading the entire OAB we can assign an OAB to the databases.
Any mailbox users who do not have an existing OAB assigned to their mailbox directly, or to the mailbox database that they are located on, will download the entire OAB from the new default OAB that Exchange 2013 creates.
In organizations with a large OAB or distributed network environment this is obviously not ideal.
Therefore, there is no need for equivalent instructions for the Mac operating system.
If you're having issues with your Outlook address book, such as a new employee's information not showing up, there may be a simple solution.As a faculty/staff member, your Outlook program automatically syncs with the Exchange server on a regular basis. For example, say a new person joins your workgroup.You are unable to see his information in your address book.The Microsoft Exchange default is for this to update at 5 AM each morning.In addition, if you are using Microsoft Outlook 2010 in cached mode it may be storing an out-of-date copy of the GAL.Outlook Social Connector is normal - I have it on my contacts as well.