Explains how to configure Microsoft Outlook to use the global address book on the server instead of a locally cached copy.
After completing this tutorial you will have configured Microsoft Outlook to always reference the latest version of the global address book directly from the email server rather than referencing a downloaded local copy.
Follow these steps to disable caching of the global address book:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\<version>\Outlook\Cached ModeNote: replace "<version>" with the number corresponding to the version of Microsoft Outlook that you are using. For example, Microsoft Oulook 2013 = "15.0", Microsoft Outlook 2010 = "14.0" and Microsoft Outlook 2007 = "12.0".
ModeParameter: DownloadOAB Type: REG_DWORD Value: 0
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Offline Address BooksNote: replace "<username>" with the username of the account used to login to the computer. For example, "joe.doe".
After completing these steps, you can reopen Outlook, make sure that it is not in Offline mode, and search for an email address to confirm that it is now referencing the most current global address book.