Wednesday, August 19, 2009 11:09 PMHi,
I have some Active Directory Distribution Groups setup in my test environment. In one group I have 2 users - one was enabled for OCS, the other was not. When I brough the group down to my Communicator Client it only showed the one user enabled for OCS (ok this made sense). I then went and enabled the second user, when back to communicator and did not see the user added. I tried doing an abserver.exe -syncnow to trigger an address book update and this did nothing.
The same applies to when I created some new distribution groups with some new users in them. I created the groups the same way I did my other one, added some enabled OCS users but then could not access them in my communicator client.
I've tried looking at the aberver.exe commands and I tried the abserver.exe -regenUR as well but this still had no change. I also did a complete reboot of my OCS server for good measure.
Is there any way to see these changes reflected back immediately in Communicator?
Thank you - Greg.
Thursday, August 20, 2009 9:33 PMHi Greg,
in order to see these changes immediately, you need a series of steps :
1) ABServer -regeUR
Wait a few minutes for User replication to complete from your AD Servers (5-10 minutes at most, check on event viewer)
2) ABServer -SyncNOW
Wait a few minutes for the Address Book files/database to complete (5-10 minutes usually)
3) Delete you local client galcontacts.db file and all other files in the same directory (c:\users\user\appdata\local\microsoft\communicator\sip:... in vista/7)
4) Sign in to communicator. You should see all your latest changes
Hope this helps.
- Marked As Answer by Greg_AD Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:17 PM
Friday, August 21, 2009 3:45 AMModeratorAdditionally you can find more details on the process in this article: http://blogs.pointbridge.com/Blogs/schertz_jeff/Pages/Post.aspx?_ID=17
Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:17 PMThanks for the reply Jeff.
That worked out well... is there anyway I can trigger the download of the GalContacts.db without having to restart Communicator?
Also, I have a separate OU from my User folder in AD. How come I cannot see these distribution groups in my Communicator? The groups are set to Universal in scope.