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Change default Address Book for all users in domain RRS feed

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  • We have employees in our company domain who are not getting the latest users in their offline address book list until sometimes after 48 hours. Noticed that the "All Users" address book is always up to date. How can we set that as the default for everyone? I can change it in outlook in the address book settings.

    "When opening this address book, show this address list first"

    All Users instead of Global Address List.

    And that works so our employees can always see the latest new hires right away. How can we add this to our domain as the default for anyone who starts outlook without having to configure each machine? If there is a script or gpo setting that we could push out that would be awesome. Right now we have a mix of office 2013 and 2016 standard and professional.

    Also, if there is another way to get company users to see the updated address list automatically and quicker I am open to other options. Management was complaining that 48 hours is too long. Trying to cut that in half or less.

    Let me know if you need any other information. Thanks.



    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:23 PM

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  • Hi ,

    Welcome to our forum.

    >> If there is a script or gpo setting that we could push out that would be awesome.
    According to my research, I found some information which may be helpful to you. For your reference:
    Set Outlook's 'show this address list first' option

    >> If there is another way to get company users to see the updated address list automatically and quicker I am open to other options. Management was complaining that 48 hours is too long.
    I researched a lot about updating Offline Address Book in Exchange and Outlook. From the perspective of Outlook desktop client, it is suggested to try modifying the OAB update frequency in Outlook and see if it works. For more information, please check the steps in Updating the Offline Address Book in Exchange and Outlook .

    (Please Note: Since the web sites mentioned above are not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.)

    Hope this can be helpful.

    Regards,

    Jeff Yang


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    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:25 AM
  • Hi ,

    Just checking in to see if above information was helpful. If you have any further updates on this issue, please feel free to post back.

    Regards,

    Jeff Yang


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    Friday, June 12, 2020 9:31 AM