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Outlook 98 - Multiple User Profiles

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Outlook 97 supports multiple user profiles.  Outlook 98 doesn't seem to.  How can I use Outlook 98 with 2 different users?  I would ideally like to do this by being able to choose which user to log in when I start Outlook. I don't want to have to log off of Windows with one user and log on with another in order to accomplish this.

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I don't believe it's possible to do that. The only solution, is to create multiple profiles on the machine, and have the users choose their account when starting Outlook.

You have to set up multiple profiles on the machine. Log on as one of the users, start Outlook and do the following:

1. Choose TOOLS, OPTIONS, MAIL SERVICES

2. Check "Prompt for profile to be used"

3. Choose APPLY, OK

This will prompt for the profile to use when starting outlook


Hope it helps. Please post a comment if this did not answer your question..

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by:affordable
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I was afraid of that.  The problem is I intentionally have this machine without a login so that should something happen to reboot it, it will come back into Windows and start the programs back up.  We use it for a POS and answering machine among other things.  If it is waiting on a login screen, then it won't receive faxes, etc.

I want to be able to split the Outlook data so that only certain people can access private data, yet other users can see group tasks, meetings, and such.  There will be about 3 or 4 users on this machine at given times during the day.  Logging in and out would be okay except for the above.
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by:teeks
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point the outlook.pst in the registry to the user's home directory for instance

p:\outlook\outlook.pst

this creates the folder and file in the individual users home directory, and roams with them on the network
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I don't beleive you need to 'log into' windows in order to 'log into' Outlook.  They are two separate issues.  Therefore "affordable"s answer should work.
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