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jeudi 21 avril 2011

There is a bug in Exchange 2007 when you decide to designate a new server responsible for generating the offline address book (OAB).

Move-OfflineAddressBook will give an error and fail if the target server doesn't already have the ExchangeOAB folder. This only occurs on Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2007 moves. To get around this, the Administrator needs to create a dummy OAB and build it, then move the desired OAB, delete the dummy OAB, and delete the dummy OAB files from the ExchangeOAB directory.

1 Procedure

1.1 Prepare Folder

Pre requisite

§ Use account with membership in the local Administrators group for the target server

Description

This procedure is used to create folder, configure share and sharing permission and set security permission folder to the new location

Procedure

Create folder step:

1. Open an Windows Explorer

2. Go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server and create a new folder named ExchangeOAB

Share folder and sharing permission step:

3. Right click on new folder ExchangeOAB and click Properties

4. Select Sharing tab

5. Check Share this folder option and verify share’s name. It must equal to ExchangeOAB.

6. Click on Permission button and set permission to :

§ COMPUTER\Administrators group as Full Control permission

§ DOMAIN\Exchange Servers group as Read permission

§ SYSTEM built-in group as Full Control permission

7. Click OK on Permissions for ExchangeOAB window when permissions are completed like figure as above

8. Click Apply on ExchangeOAB Properties window to validate sharing permission change

Set security permission folder step:

9. Click on Security tab and click Advance button

10. Click Add button and type Exchange Servers and click on Check Name button.

11. Click OK and Permission Entry for ExchangeOAB window appears

12. Check the following options:

§ Verify that “This folder, subfolder and files” parameter is selected in Apply onto option

§ Check Allow for List Folder / Read Data option

§ Check Allow for Read Attributes option

§ Check Allow for Read Extended Attributes option

§ Check Allow for Read Permissions option

13. Click OK when all permissions are correctly sets. Advanced Security Settings for ExchangeOAB window appears, like figure as below.

14. Click Add button and type Exchange Servers and click on Check Name button.

15. Click OK and Permission Entry for ExchangeOAB window appears

16. In Apply onto option, select ““This folder and subfolders” parameter, like figure as below

17. Check Allow for the following permissions options

§ Check Allow for Traverse Folder / Execute File option

§ Check Allow for List Folder / Read Data option

§ Check Allow for Read Attributes option

§ Check Allow for Read Extended Attributes option

§ Check Allow for Read Permissions option

18. Click OK when all permissions are correctly sets. Advanced Security Settings for ExchangeOAB window appears, like figure as below.

19. Click OK and OK again to close all security windows

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1.2 Move OABGen

Pre requisite

§ Use account with Exchange Organization Administrator role

§ Folder to the new location must be completed (Share, Sharing permission and Security permissions)

Description

This procedure is used to designate a new server responsible for generating the offline address book (OAB).

Exchange Management Console

1. Open an Exchange Management Console and expand Organization Configuration and click on Mailbox

2. On Result pane click Offline Address Book tab and select the OAB who want to move.

3. In Action pane click Move action

4. Move Offline Address Book wizard appears. Click on Browse button to select designate mailbox server.

5. When new offline address book generation server is configured click on move button.

6. When move is done a warning appears at the end Move Offline Address Book wizard. Go to Remove old OABG procedure to complete all process

Exchange Management Shell

§ To Move Offline Address Book generation server run the following command:

Move-OfflineAddressBook –Identity ‘AddressBookName’ –Server ‘TargetServerName’

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To complete move OABGen you must execute “3.3 Remove old OABGen” procedure

1.3 Remove old OABGen

Pre requisite

§ Use account with membership in the local Administrators group for the target server

Description

This procedure is used to remove share and data of old OAB Generation server.

Command Prompt and Windows Explorer

1. Log on to old OAB server generation and open a command prompt

2. Type net share ExchangeOAB /delete and type Enter.

3. Open a Windows Explorer and go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\ExchangeOAB

4. Delete ExchangeOAB’s subfolder. Folder Example :da34a04f-2c52-4f7b-ad40-6c7d5d897c0c.

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