Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1
Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-21

Use the Distribution Points page to determine if clients will download an offline address book (OAB) using a Web-based distribution point or public folder distribution point. Web-based distribution uses HTTPS while public folder distribution uses public folders. Use the public folder distribution option for legacy Microsoft Outlook clients.

Enable Web based distribution

Select this box to distribute the OAB from selected virtual directories.


Click this button to add virtual directories from which to distribute the OAB.

Remove icon   

Click Remove icon   to delete the Web-based distribution point.

Enable Public folder distribution

Select this box to enable public folder distribution for legacy Outlook clients.

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.