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.OST and .OAB files migration - 22.Oct.2008 5:05:36 AM   
xerxes

 

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Hello Experts,

I wonder if it's possible to migrate cached global address book from Exchange 2003 on PC with Windows XP and Outlook 2003 to an stand-alone PC with Vista and Outlook 2007. So recreation of a new OST file is not possible. Is there a way .OAB & .OST files can be migrated to new PC?
I have copied the files (one OST and six OAB) to Outlook folder ...AppData\Local\Microsoft\outlook but they are not recognized by Outlook 2007.
Thanks for your help in advance.
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RE: .OST and .OAB files migration - 22.Oct.2008 7:48:53 AM   
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Do you mean the OST version of OL2k3 and OL2k7 are the same ??

Interesting thought.

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RE: .OST and .OAB files migration - 22.Oct.2008 10:03:41 AM   
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I don't know if they are the same but hope they are compatible.

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RE: .OST and .OAB files migration - 22.Oct.2008 11:36:59 PM   
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OST and OAB files are not part of Exchange.  They are part of Outlook.

First, wouldn't it be simpler to install Outlook 2003 on the stand-alone PC?
Second, if you don't get any clear answers here, you should search for an Outlook forum instead.

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RE: .OST and .OAB files migration - 23.Oct.2008 7:25:15 AM   
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The challenge is to find out a way for it. I don't think OL2007 is different from OL2003 in architecture. If I downgrade to OL2003, it's still different in OS and may next suggestion be downgrading to XP.
I have registered my question here too:
http://office-outlook.com/outlook-forum/index.php/m/433773/#msg_433773
for those who want to follow the outcome.
Thanx.

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RE: .OST and .OAB files migration - 23.Oct.2008 10:19:29 AM   
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Here's a thought.  Why not create a Vista/OL2k7 workstation that is connected to your network, have it create the OST/OAB, then copy the files to the stand-alone?

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