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.Everyone that is active in the Active Directory (AD) (i.e., people with a left_uiuc field are not included), will show up in the Global Address List (GAL).Information in the GAL is only updated once a day from AD.This screen shot shows how you can scroll through various pictures and view the location of where those pictures originated: Another nice feature of the OSC connector is that you can view all of your Linked IN contacts directly from the Outlook Contacts navigation bar: The client side method is the default behavior, as users are left to themselves to upload and keep photos updated.This is done by simply opening a contact and clicking on the photo icon, then browsing for a photo to upload.Outlook 2016 (and presumably Outlook 2011) seem to set their LDAP GAL Directory server one time (at account set up time or initial launch).After discovering a DC with the GAL, it appears that Outlook never tries to query for GAL servers again. @dstranathan I think I'm getting closer to an answer.
If users are working in cached mode, then there is an additional step to modify the Offline Address Book (OAB) to include the photo, because otherwise it only includes a pointer to the photo.
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 It then re-appeared, but still contains the out of date info!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.
Knowing why the delay occurs means you won’t spend time troubleshooting it.
migrating domains, we are simply raising the domain functioning level with newer versions of Windows Server 2012 R2.