Global address list not updating in outlook

Number of stale device files deleted: 0 Number of device full files written: 1 with 0 total contacts Number of device delta files written: 11 with a total of 0 new/updated contacts and 0 deleted contacts.

Number of device bytes written: 1,657 compressed to 1,248 bytes on disk.

This polling interval is 5 minutes by default and can be customized to any value between 5 seconds and 3 hours.

Because Step #1 in the process happens by default every minute then any recent changes in AD should already be imported into the SQL database.

When using the GUI it behaves differently than simply using the backdoor vb Script to set ms Exch Hide From Address Lists to TRUE and we have not solved what additional processing the GUI performs.

The problem is a Microsoft decision to change procedure without telling - in a hotfix Applied about a year ago (july-oct 2014) - They only use the Hidden From Address Lists Enabled variable on the object (if you use VBS) as a GUI enabler - the action part (which is new and not announced by MS) is "Show In Address Books" - It is so lame to expierence such changes without ANYONE explaining it on the net - just because powershell should be used...

Be aware that is stuff is more process intensive than the automatic delta synchronization.

This step should not be necessary under normal circumstances.

The entire process happens over time based on a number of intervals, and by default looks like this: value indicates the default behavior of Lync Server to search Active Directory for any changes every minute.

When one match is found, the name has a solid underline.

When more than one possible match exist you’ll see a red wavy underline. When more than one match exists for a name you’ve used before, Outlook resolves to the last name used and uses a green dotted line to alert you that other possibilities exist. Autocomplete is the feature that shows addresses of people you’ve sent messages to previously and you can select matches as you begin typing.

The next time you want to send a message to that person, just type in the text from Step 2 again.

Outlook will automatically get the address for you and will underline the full name in a dashed green line to highlight that auto-resolution did its job.

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