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The file location is correct and shows where the current OAB files are.
I verified the file location manually but also noticed the date discrepancy (the blue rectangles in the above image) which shows the date the attempted download was made (upper left) and the date of the files (lower right).
In case you use the security descriptor to restrict users from accessing certain recipients in Active Directory, then the users who download the OAB will be eligible to view those hidden recipients.
Well it’s not really easy, there are a few options: When trying to access the site it will ask for authentication, once correctly authenticated the following message is displayed: When OAB isn’t correctly configured or it has been manually changed then you might receive the following error: As you can see in the screenshot above IIS has some issues while reading the config file.
In this case this was caused by an file which was placed in the OAB virtual directory.
Since Exchange 2010 both Outlook 20 will download the offline address book (OAB) by using the Exchange Web Services and not via Public Folders just like Outlook 2003 anymore.
When having issues with Web Services this may result in issues you won’t like to have, for example downloading the addressbook in Outlook 2007/2010 does not work anymore, Outlook will continiously tries to synchronize and users may receive warnings/errors.