Applies to: Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-06-14

Microsoft Outlook uses the offline address book (OAB) to provide offline access to the Active Directory directory service information from the global address list (GAL) and from other address lists.

You can also use the Exchange Management Shell to create OABs. For more information, see New-OfflineAddressBook (RTM).

Use the New Offline Address Book wizard Introduction page to create a new OAB.


Use this box to provide a name for the OAB.

Offline Address Book Generation Server

Click Browse to specify the location where the OAB generation server will be located. The OAB generation server is the Mailbox server on which the OABs are generated.

Include the Default Global Address List

The OAB is a snapshot of the Active Directory information that is available in the GAL. Select this check box to include the default GAL in the OAB.

Include the following address lists

Select this check box to add address lists to or remove address lists from the OAB.

Click Add to select one or more address lists to add to the OAB. You can select one or multiple address lists.

Click Remove (Remove icon) to remove the selected address list from the OAB.

For More Information

To learn more about offline address books, see Understanding Offline Address Books.

For more information about managing offline address books, see Managing Offline Address Books.

For more information about creating offline address books, see How to Create an Offline Address Book.