Default global address list exchange 2016 not updating
24/02/13If you create a new user, give them a mailbox, and they seemingly fail to appear then don’t panic! The easiest way to do this is simply connect to Outlook Web Access, and query the GAL directly (OWA uses the GAL no the OAB like Outlook running in cached mode does). The User/Mailbox IS listed on the Server But NOT in Outlook.
Firstly and fore mostly: If you do anything in Exchange: Apply the “cup of coffee rule”, never make a change then go and prove that change works straight away! However most of us work in the real world and you have a user who needs to use this mailbox yesterday! Remember, if you are looking at the Global Address List in Outlook then you are NOT looking at the Servers Global Address List*.
These are the address list and GAL procedures that are covered in this topic: After you create or modify GAL, you need to update its membership. It may take several hours for the GAL to be updated.
To update a GAL, use the following syntax: $GAL = Get-Global Address List -Identity "Humongous Insurance"; Get-Recipient -Result Size unlimited -Recipient Preview Filter $GAL.
Most likely, this problem is not related to licensing.
If you choose to participate, the online survey will be presented to you when you leave the Technet Web site. Address lists and global address lists (GALs) are collections of mail-enabled recipient objects from Active Directory.For more information, see Address lists in Exchange 2016.In addition to this there a a few methods by which your Outlook clients get the offline address book.*Note: Unless you are NOT in cached mode.Outlook 2003 (and older)* clients get their OAB from a public folder, Outlook 2007 (and newer) clients can get their OAB from ‘Web-based distribution’ (basically form the website on the Exchange (or Exchange CAS) server.
Recipient Filter | select Name, Primary Smtp Address, Hidden From Address Lists Enabled $GAL = Get-Global Address List -Identity "Humongous Insurance"; Get-Recipient -Result Size unlimited -Recipient Preview Filter $GAL.