Event ID 9335 and 9331 Offline Address Book Update Errors

KB ID 0000849 Dtd 29/08/13

Problem

Seen on an Exchange 2010 server, this server had previously been upgraded from Exchange 2007, and that was upgraded from Exchange 2003.

Event ID 9335

Event ID 9335

Log Name: Application
Source: MSExchangeSA
Event ID: 9335
Task Category: (13)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ServerName
Description:
OABGen encountered error 80004005 while cleaning the offline address list public folders under
 /o=org/cn=addrlists/cn=oabs/cn=Default Offline Address Book. Please make sure the public folder
 database is mounted and replicas exist of the offline address list folders. No offline address 
lists have been generated. Please check the event log for more information.
- Default Offline Address Book 

Event ID 9331

Event ID 9331

Log Name: Application
Source: MSExchangeSA
Date: 29/08/2013 06:10:50
Event ID: 9331
Task Category: (13)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ServerName
Description:
OABGen encountered error 80004005 (internal ID 50101f1) accessing the public folder database 
while generating the offline address list for address list '/'.
- Default Offline Address Book 

Solution

Note: If you don't have any Outlook 2003 clients left in the organisation, this is a moot point. Simply disable distribution of the offline address book via public folder. (Newer Outlook clients use web based distribution.)

1. Before we do anything make sure that the offline address book has been specified, is shown on the correct server, and is set as default.

Offline address book settings

2. From the Exchange Management Console > Toolbox > Public Folder Management > system Public Folders > OFFLINE ADDRESS BOOK > Then in the center window, right click each one > Properties > Replication > The server that hosts the public folder should be in here > (In my case it was not.) > Add it in.

Add Replica to OAB

3. Now you can force the OAB to update with the following command;

Get-OfflineAddressBook | Update-OfflineAddressBook

Force update of offline address book

4. Now recheck the event logs, and you should no longer get Events 9335 and 9331.

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