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And since this website’s main focus is on Outlook, it makes sense to start with Outlook as well ;-).
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In Cached Exchange Mode, Outlook 2007 & 2010 downloads a local copy of the Global Address List (GAL), but only updates it every 24 hours.
The CLIENT ACCESS role checks for changes every 8 hrs. p=77 Also you can read up on how the OAB is distributed and the scheduling of that distribution here:
On top of these delays, if a client does not close/open his or her Outlook, it can take even longer for a change to take place. p=312 It's the Exchange CAS not updating the Offline address book file: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Client Access\OAB\Something-Something-Darkside\I just restarted the Microsoft Exchange File Distribution service on the CAS server and it updated.