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How do I Share same Outlook 2002 PST file among two users.

Posted on 2003-10-30
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Hi everyone!  

I have a "husband and wife" e-mail profile configuration problem with Outlook 2002 and Microsoft Windows XP Professional.  There are two user profiles set up within Microsoft Windows XP (call them Husband and Wife for purposes of this discussion).  Both users share the same POP3 e-mail account with an ISP, and want to see the same "view" of the e-mail box when they log on to XP.  Problem is: XP creates a separate PST for each user, and worse, there is a problem with administrative file permissions.

How do I give both of them access to the same PST file such that if Hubby downloads e-mail then logs off, and Wife logs on, she will see e-mail that Husband downloaded from ISP, despite being logged on as Wife?

Please help.

P.S.  I am a newbie here; this is my first question.

Mike
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1° you may reconfigure wife's profile to deliver to hubyy pst or vice - versa
Tools/Email Account/View or change /Deliver new email to ...New Outlook Data file and navigate to hubby's PST file
2° you may keep the profile as is and from hubyy's profile add wife's pst (file/open/Open Outlook date file) and do the same for wife' sprofile

Stefri
PS/ welcome onboard....
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Stefri,

I agree, but the problem comes in with Windows XP user profiles, which won't allow access to the file (access rights problem) for the 1st solution you mention.

Mike
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Wife cant give permission to husband?
Did you check that outlook is not running in background when you switch users, this  happens....?
Are U usinga  domain or Workgroup
If Workgroup, you may set users with administrative rights (the default if I remember well)
Stefri
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