Dump Lync server address book files

In continuation of my Lync Address Book blog, this blog will help to export Lync server address book file (.lsabs) into a text file. Once you have the text file, then it is easy to troubleshoot Lync server address book issues like, change in a user name is not populated, or a newly added user is not searhable, etc..


To export Lync server address book file in text file, all you need is, abserver.exe, which is part of Lync server administrative tools, that you install from Lync server setup ISO.

In Lync server management shell, Navigate to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2010\Server\Core” and run below command:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2010\Server\Core>abserver.exe -dumpfile “C:\LyncShare\n-WebServices-n\ABFiles\00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000\00000000-0
000-0000-0000-000000000000\F-0ef5.lsabs” c:\ABS-dump.txt


Once you have the Text file, you can find whatever information you want, or import the text file in Spreadsheet, and play with the data as per your requirement.


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