Exchange Q&A: Client Access (2)

1.What is Offline Address Books?

An offline address book (OAB) is a copy of a collection of address lists that has been downloaded so that a Microsoft Outlook user can access the information it contains while disconnected from the server.

2.How to hide a recipient from an address list?

Set the HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled parameter on the Set-PublicFolder, Set-MailContact, Set-MailUser, Set-DynamicDistributionGroup, Set-Mailbox, and Set-DistributionGroups cmdlets.

3.What configurations that Exchange supports moving OABs?

  • Between servers running Microsoft Exchange Server 2010;
  • From Exchange 2010 to Exchange Server 2007 servers;
  • From Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 servers;
  • From Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange 2010 servers.
  • [!] Exchange doesn’t support moving OABs from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2003 servers.

4.What versions of Outlook supports OAB Version 2?

  • Outlook 2010;
  • Office Outlook 2007;
  • Office Outlook 2003;
  • Outlook 2002;
  • Outlook 2000;
  • Outlook 98.

5.What versions of Outlook fully supports OAB Version 3?

  • Outlook 2010;
  • Outlook 2007;
  • Outlook 2003.

6.What versions of Outlook supports OAB Version 4?

  • Outlook 2013;
  • Outlook 2010;
  • Outlook 2007;
  • Outlook 2003 SP2.

7.When the Outlook Client that use OAB Version 2 and Version 2 initiates a full OAB download?

If the size of the Changes.oab file is one-eighth (or more) the size of the entire OAB file.

8.When the Outlook Client that use OAB Version 4 initiates a full OAB download?

If the size of the Changes.oab files is one-half (or more) the size of the entire OAB files,

9.What are the two methods to distribute OAB to client computers?

  • Web-based distribution;
  • Public folder distribution.

10.What are the advantages to using Web-based distribution?

  • Support of more concurrent client computers;
  • Reduction in bandwidth usage;
  • More control over the OAB distribution points. With Web-based distribution, the distribution point is the HTTPS Web address where client computers can download the OAB.

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