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I am using Exchange Server 5.5, with 200 users,I want to allow users to access there mail from any workstation in the office , I have WIN95 with outook97 on workstation. If I want to do this i have to create profiles on each computer & user will choose the profile while logingin, for me it practicly impossible as the no. of users growing every day. Is there any way where the user just puts his username & password & can check the mail.
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by:datap
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I have a similar issue and am trying to avoid rebooting. We have a generic login to Netware and NT first, then multiple profiles on a PC. When I select Outlook I want to be prompted for which profile then have to enter username and password to validate on NT for access to Exchange. All PC's are Win95 with Office 97 but some have the option under Control Panel, Mail & Fax, Outlook Properties, Exchange Server, Advanced to "Use Network Security During Logon" - and others have a drop down box to choose from. I can't figure out what causes the two different options. If the Use Network Security box is there and checked, unchecking it allows me to do what I want. If the machine has the drop down box I can't do it and each user has to reboot and login to access their account. Any Ideas?

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mohan

I setup access like this regularly for schools.  The easiest way to establish this kind of roaming access for people within a site is to install and configure the Outlook WebAccess module (check out the microsoft whitepaper on this subject [URL unavailable, email me if you can't find it sedd@innocent.com]).

Of course, this will only work if machines have browsers installed and configured, IIS is running on the network somewhere, and its configured as an intranet.

Setting up the OWA components is a simple task and then the actual email logon is independant of the network logon, allowing mail checks of different accounts without having to reconnect to the network, all through the simple interface of a web browser.

Cheers
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by:sedd
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Sorry, in addition to the above answer.

If you *dont* install any profiles in MS Outlook 97, you will get a prompt when you start the program requesting you to input a username, message server name and password.

This is another possible solution for you to use not requiring any configuration or additional rollout at all.
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