Warning message when you run the Update-AddressList cmdlet in Exchange Management Shell on Exchange Server 2007: "Failed to update recipient"

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SYMPTOMS

You deploy Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 in a multiple Domain Controllers (DC) environment. When you run the Update-AddressList cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell to update a newly-created address list and to target a specific domain controller, you receive the following warning message:
Warning:
Failed to update recipient "domain/OU/user". The following exception occurred: Active Directory operation failed on DC_name. This error is not retriable. Additional information: The name reference is invalid.
This may be caused by replication latency between Active Directory domain controllers.
Active directory response: 000020B5: AtrErr: DSID-03152392, #1:
0: 000020B5: DSID-03152392, problem 1005 (CONSTRAINT_ATT_TYPE), data 0, Att 90284 (showInAddressBook)

CAUSE

This issue occurs when the following conditions are true:
  • You use the [-DomainController Fqdn] parameter to specify a target domain controller when you run the Update-AddressList cmdlet.
  • AD replication has not completed for the target DC.
  • The Update-addresslist task connects to a different DC.
When these conditions are met, the warning message is raised on the Exchange Server 2007.

For more information about the Update-AddressList cmdlet, visit the following TechNet Web page:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997982(EXCHG.80).aspx

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, download and install Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2. For more information about Update Rollup 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
972076 Description of Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2

For Exchange Server 2003

For more information about how to resolve this issue for Exchange Server 2003, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
971660 E-mail messages from certain external domains that have several recipients only have one archived copy instead of several archived copies after you enable the BCC Journaling feature on an Exchange Server 2003 server

Prerequisites

The following list contains prerequisites for the update rollup:
  • You need to have Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 installed to install this update rollup. For more information about how to obtain the latest Exchange Server 2007 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    937052 How to obtain the latest service pack or update rollup for Exchange 2007

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Article ID: 976107 - Last Review: January 22, 2010 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition
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