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.
Follow the steps below to force a rebuild on Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2007, and perform the client-side steps to download it in Outlook.
In Exchange Server 2007, the OAB can be updated using the following command from the shell: Update-Offline Address Book “Name of Address Book” To update all OABs: Get-Offline Address Book | Update-Offline Address Book On the client go to Outlook 2003/2007 | , wait for the download to complete (depending on your bandwidth and size of OAL, this may be close to instant, or it may take a few minutes)– Check if the user appears in the GAL If you want to have new users show up in the GAL for Outlook Cached Mode users more quickly, you can update the OAB refresh interval to have Exchange update it more frequently.
By using the Offline Address Book, Outlook does not have to connect to Exchange in order to resolve names or open the records for each user.
This reduces network traffic and improves performance.
Can anyone confirm what Outlook does when can't find a Directory Server? Can Outlook's Directory Servers be configured via a script or cli command? After reopening Outlook, the GAL was gone from the address book, so I was hopeful.
I can't find were the Directory data lives (I assume its baked-into a database blob and not a text file or xml .plist). When contact info gets changed in our AD/O365, the Mac Outlook's contact list doesn't update. I tried flushing caches in both:- ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft. It then re-appeared, but still contains the out of date info! I would think if it cached the GAL, it would download the most recent information.
Outlook does not use OS X Directory Services stack Im referring to the Outlook setting located here Outlook While this isn't exactly what you're looking for, this should be a good read for you: have seen that MS Tech Net document, thank you @jonnydford. I'm using Office 365, so I can only show you what I get from that (below).
It covers only Outlook 2011 (which may have the same behavior as Outlook 2016, but the data caches certainly live in different locations) I tried to flush caches what I think is the correct location for Outlook 2016: ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft. Outlook/ However, Im not sure if this where the GAL directory settings live. I expect it's a bit more understandable with an on-prem Exchange server.
To make new users show up in the GAL immediately, you can force a rebuild of the OAB.