someone who just received a CUMC email account, a new student, someone who recently changed their directory information) please use the steps below to synchronize your computer's locally cached version of the GAL.
You can use the Shell to update a global address list (GAL).
A GAL is a directory that contains entries for every group, user, and contact within an organization's implementation of Microsoft Exchange.
In addition, if you are using Microsoft Outlook 2010 in cached mode it may be storing an out-of-date copy of the GAL.
The Global Address Book (GAL) is a directory of available contact information for CUMC, NYPH and Columbia University faculty, staff and students.
When changes occur within the main Global Address Book (GAL) on the Exchange server, computers running Outlook 2007, 2010, and 2013 may not automatically receive the updates.