How Lingering Links can impact OAB generation process…

Within Exchange, any Distribution Group(s) or E-mail enabled Security Group(s) which contain Lingering Links will impact the OAB (Offline Address Book) generation process causing it to not replicate correctly. While this issue has been around since AD started with Windows 2000, it is a fairly unknown issue and is related to how the OAB (Offline Address Book) Generation process functions.

A couple options exist to fix this issue. You will either need to delete and recreate the impacted group(s), or re-host the Active Directory partition that contains the group(s) with Lingering Links.

Read out the complete blog at

Read my favorites blogs:

Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture

Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Exchange 2010 CAS Array – Steps and Recommendations

Appear Offline in Microsoft Office Communicator Server 2007

Microsoft Exchange 2010 Test cases

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Disaster Recovery

Comments (0)

Skip to main content