Outlook exchange not auto updating
The command for the manual update procedure can be found here: Outlook will automatically download updates only unless the size of the changes is larger than 12.5% (one-eighth) of the total OAB size.
In that case the whole OAB is being downloaded again.
Note: the social Connector is deprecated and may be removed from a future version. In Outlook 2003 or 2007, the Account Settings dialog is accessed from Tools, Social Networking Account settings.
While it may be tempting to turn off updating, it defeats one purpose of the social connector: to keep your contacts updated.
Look for Block Global Address List synchronization.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\office\outlook\socialconnector DWORD: disablecontactgalsync Value: 1 (no sync) Administrators can disable this feature using a group policy.
According to the users, the issue which taken place in their Outlook and obstruct rules to work well: “one of the applied rules in Outlook does not work automatically. If you are connected with MS Exchange, then first you should try to Disable Cache Exchange Mode and see whether it is working or not.
In this guide, the relevant timings are explained and instructions are given in how you can directly force an update and resync, which can be very handy when troubleshooting or when you work in an Exchange environment which sees a lot of user mailbox mutations.The change log in the notes field displays the changed data, should it try to update the contact with old information. The key is the same for all versions of Outlook that support the Social Connector. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Social Connector DWORD: Run Automatic GALSync Possible Values: 0 (Never Sync) 1 (Update without Prompt) 2 (Prompt to sync) Default setting is Update without Prompting.Outlook Social Connector in the Group Policy editor.Key: Note: As Outlook 2010 an Outlook 2013 can connect to multiple Exchange servers in a single mail profile, there is an additional “Offline Address Books” subdirectory which contains folders with GUID references which contain the actual oab-files.
Finding out which GUID represents which mail account isn’t very straightforward but looking at the “Date modified” value of the folder should give you a good indication if you don’t want to simply delete all folders or rename them to
For more information, see Disable global address list synchronization for Outlook 2010 in Tech Net.