Outlook address book not updating in cached mode
This kind of customisation is probably something that many Exchange organisations can benefit from, and the changes to the Outlook Address Book can be implemented easily within Exchange using the Exchange Details Template Editor.The Details Template Editor is an MMC snap-in which provides a GUI for editing the object properties which are displayed when an object opened from the address book.However, it becomes available only after maintenance tasks are completed on the Exchange server (usually around AM PST). You should repeat synchronization again after 5 AM PST on Exchange Hosting to retrieve the updated address book from the server.Note: it takes up to 8 hours for the Offline Address Book to be distributed to Client Access Servers to which Outlook is connecting, so it may take up to 32 hours for the freshly generated Offline Address Book to be updated in Outlook client.When modifying or adding elements, you must match the element type to the AD field type – single-valued elements (checkbox or edit box) must be used for single-valued AD attributes (such as primary telephone number fields), and multi-valued attributes (listbox, multivalued dropdown and multivalued listbox) should be used for multi-valued AD attributes (such as ‘other’ telephone number fields).Mismatching single and multi-valued elements and AD attributes will result in data not displaying.Templates are restored by right-clicking the template to be restored and selecting “Restore”.The object attributes which can be displayed on a template are limited to those provided by Microsoft.
It is possible to change the fields in the Outlook address book to make them a better fit for your organisation.
While it is technically possible to extend the set of attributes by modifying the Active Directory schema, doing so is not supported by Microsoft.
If additional attributes which are not in the standard set are required the supported method of displaying the data is to use one of the fifteen Exchange extension attributes.
This script will copy the value of the Ip Phone attribute to the Exchange extension Attribute1 attribute for all enabled user objects: Once the data is in an attribute which can be exposed via the details templates, then modifying the templates is relatively easy.
An existing element can be re-labelled and linked to the new data, or a new element can be added.
Each of the six template types can be modified in 50 different languages.