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SBS 2008 Migration - Moving Offline Address Book

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  • I am in the process of migrating data from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008.  I am at the Move Address Book step in the Migraton Wizard.  When I run the Move Offline Address Book Wizard I am receving the following error:  The offline address book "\Default Offline Address List" cannot be moved because it is already generated on the target server.  Does this mean the Offline Address Book already exists and I do not have to perform this step, or do I need to reconcile this error?
    Saturday, August 28, 2010 10:46 PM

Answers

  • Please try the procedure in the article below

    How to Move the Offline Address Book Generation Process to Another Server


    James Luo
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    • Marked as answer by FHP Friday, September 03, 2010 9:06 PM
    Friday, September 03, 2010 6:12 AM
  • I finally got back to this last night and this is exactly what I wound up doing before I read your message.  This did resolve the OAB issue.  The OAB was successfully updated and now indicates it is coming from the new server.  The server had been rebooted several times in the last week after installaing updates, etc.  It appears that whatever was preventing the process from running before cleared up. 

    Thank you for your input.

    Friday, September 03, 2010 9:06 PM

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  • I've not seen this myself. Certainly you can go ahead and move the OAB over again. Or you can also delete and create a new OAB -- see Susan Bradley's post on this:
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/sbsdiva/archive/2009/11/22/event-9360-oalgen-seen-in-the-event-logs.aspx
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    Sunday, August 29, 2010 2:15 PM
  • Hi

    i done so many migration.  I used swing migration notes.  Used these notes for migration.  they are very helpful or read this article

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=52b7ea63-78af-4a96-811e-284f5c1de13b&displaylang=en

     

    thanks


    Naeem Bhatti MCITP EA, MCITP, MCTS Exchange 2007 MCSE security,MCSE AD, MCSE in Messaging, MCDST SBS2003 and SBS2008 Specialist
    Sunday, August 29, 2010 10:11 PM
  • Please use the “Get-OfflineAddressBook | Fl” cmdlet to check the generation server for Default Offline Address List. If the OAB has been moved it to exchange 2007, the output should look like below:

    Server                          : SBS2008ServerName

    AddressLists                    : {Default Global Address List}

    Versions                        : {Version3, Version4}

    IsDefault                       : True

    PublicFolderDatabase            : SBS2008ServerName\StorageGroupName\Public Folder Database

    PublicFolderDistributionEnabled : True (Or false)

    WebDistributionEnabled          : True


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    Monday, August 30, 2010 4:45 AM
  • Thank you for the reponse.  Sorry for the delay, but where do I find the Get-OfflineAddressBook | Fl” cmdlet and how do I run it? 
    Monday, August 30, 2010 11:25 PM
  • You can use EMS (Exchange Management Shell) to run the cmdlet

    Get-OfflineAddressBook


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    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 1:19 AM
  • Thank you for your clarification.  Here is the output from the Get-OfflineAddressBook cmdlet.  The OLD SBS 2003 server is SBS2, the new SBS 2008 server is SBS1.  This seems to indicate the OAB has not been moved.  Since the Migration Wizard fails when I try to move the OAB, where do I go from here?  All mailboxes have been migrated to SBS1.  (Only the domainname has been changed in the listing.)

    Thank you.

    CMDLET Output:

    Server                          : SBS2
    AddressLists                    : {\Default Global Address List}
    Versions                        : {Version2, Version3, Version4}
    IsDefault                       : True
    PublicFolderDatabase            : SBS2\First Storage Group\Public Folder Store
                                      (SBS2)
    PublicFolderDistributionEnabled : True
    WebDistributionEnabled          : False
    DiffRetentionPeriod             :
    Schedule                        : {Sun.6:00 AM-Sun.6:15 AM, Mon.6:00 AM-Mon.6:1
                                      5 AM, Tue.6:00 AM-Tue.6:15 AM, Wed.6:00 AM-We
                                      d.6:15 AM, Thu.6:00 AM-Thu.6:15 AM, Fri.6:00
                                      AM-Fri.6:15 AM, Sat.6:00 AM-Sat.6:15 AM}
    VirtualDirectories              : {}
    ExchangeVersion                 : 0.0 (6.5.6500.0)
    AdminDisplayName                :
    Name                            : Default Offline Address List
    DistinguishedName               : CN=Default Offline Address List,CN=Offline Ad
                                      dress Lists,CN=Address Lists Container,CN=DOMAIN
                                      NAME,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,C
                                      N=Configuration,DC=domainname,DC=lan
    Identity                        : \Default Offline Address List
    Guid                            : 9ce6a025-56cc-45ba-86a1-bcf1c8c4210d
    ObjectCategory                  : domainname.lan/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch
                                      -OAB
    ObjectClass                     : {top, msExchOAB}
    WhenChanged                     : 8/27/2010 3:27:54 PM
    WhenCreated                     : 1/31/2004 1:57:34 PM
    OriginatingServer               : SBS1.domainname.lan
    IsValid                         : True

     

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 3:32 AM
  • Please try the procedure in the article below

    How to Move the Offline Address Book Generation Process to Another Server


    James Luo
    TechNet Subscriber Support (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/ms788697.aspx)
    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com
    • Marked as answer by FHP Friday, September 03, 2010 9:06 PM
    Friday, September 03, 2010 6:12 AM
  • I finally got back to this last night and this is exactly what I wound up doing before I read your message.  This did resolve the OAB issue.  The OAB was successfully updated and now indicates it is coming from the new server.  The server had been rebooted several times in the last week after installaing updates, etc.  It appears that whatever was preventing the process from running before cleared up. 

    Thank you for your input.

    Friday, September 03, 2010 9:06 PM
  • Glad you sovled it : )
    James Luo
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    Friday, September 03, 2010 10:47 PM