It still takes a few minutes to locate his information.There is easily enough technology to solve this problem but it is often ignored.
After discovering a DC with the GAL, it appears that Outlook never tries to query for GAL servers again. @dstranathan I think I'm getting closer to an answer.
I assume it does this by searching for _ldap._loc SVR records in DNS or it does it via AD CAS Auto Discover foo that Im unaware of. Through this post, I found what looks to be the Offline Address Book .plist file here: /Users/isaachalvorson/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.
You do a search of the Global Address List from your smart Phone but you don’t have enough wireless signal.
Being in the basement, you head back up the stairs and hover by a window.
Closely integrated with Microsoft Exchange Server and Outlook, the blog will be of interest to IT administrators, architects and managers with hundreds or thousands of smartphones.
There is a compromise when searching the Microsoft Exchange Server Global Address List from an i Phone.
Due to various synching schedules, it can take up to 48 hours before you could actually see a change in Outlook after a modification has been made on the Exchange server or in Active Directory.
In this guide, the relevant timings are explained and instructions are given in how you can directly force an update and resync, which can be very handy when troubleshooting or when you work in an Exchange environment which sees a lot of user mailbox mutations.
So there are three factors stopping you seeing that new user on the GAL (, however if that’s not an option, read on). Force your Outlook Client to Download the Offline Address book. Check that the OAB is getting distributed from the Exchange/CAS server. Note: Make sure the Generation Server is set to a server that exists, and it’s online.
Support for Outlook 2000 was dropped with Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010 only supports Outlook 2003 (post SP2). In the diagram below you can see this server is performing public folder AND web based distribution, this is probably because you ticked this box when you installed the product.
If you are a system admin that is on the lookout for ways to optimize the smartphone experience, GAL search maybe a weak link.