Outlook 2016 global address list not updating

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These screenshots are from Outlook 2013, but the process works identically in 2010 or 2007. Choose "Update All", wait a moment, and you're done. I can manually update each contact with the nice "Update" button and it automatically synchs the contact with AD, but I can't do that for all contact with a simple buttonclick? Switch to your contacts view, then go to the "Send/Receive" tab. From there, right-click any selected contact and choose "Add to Contacts".Also the Update button seems to have to do something with "Outlook Social Connector" - see the other screenshot I added?Outlook Social Connector is normal - I have it on my contacts as well.This morning I was asked to update the Global Address List and Offline Address Book in an Exchange environment.You could wait for Exchange to do it automatically (the default schedule is once a day) but what when you want to force the update to take place right now?

I'm wondering if anyone has anyone has any tips that could help me address this issue. Are you using web or public folder distribution for the OAB? If you are on Outlook 2010, any reason you are still using public folder distribution?

When connected to an Exchange server, Outlook will automatically synchronize the address book once every 24 hours.

However, if you need to the address book to update sooner you will need to force an update by manually starting the synchronization process.

You can select all of them by selecting the first one, scrolling to the end of the list, and click the last item.

This will update contact information, pictures, phone numbers, etc. Now you have the most up-to-date information from Active Directory in your local address book. Under Send/Receive Groups, you should see an option to "Download Address Book." Now you will be prompted for a few options, and you can choose to update from the Global Address List (this is how your AD should push out contacts). I download the full address book and it loads for a couple of seconds. I open some contact which I haven't updated yet, click on update - it is updated.

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