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Roaming Profiles with Outlook Express

Posted on 2004-03-27
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Hello Experts...

I have an organization running machines with Windows2000 and WindowsXP with roaming profiles.  They use Outlook Express as their email client.  I was wondering if their is a way to include their email messages, settings, address book, ect. in their roaming profile so it is accessable anywhere within the organization.

Not sure if it help but the server we are currently running has Windows 2000 Server (planning to upgrade to 2003 this summer).

Thanks for your help!
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by:visioneer
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Go to Tools / Options / Maintenance / Store Folder and change the location where their message store is kept.  You can redirect their store to the network share for their profile, but you'd be better off redirecting it to a home directory share.  I'm not sure if you can use a UNC path (\\server\share), but if you map their home directory to a drive letter with a logon script, you can just point it to the drive letter (H:\).
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by:chicokid
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I don't believe that saves their setting such as name, organization, email, reply to email, ect, isn't that stuff stored in the Windows Registry?
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Yes, but since it's all in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive, it will be part of their roaming profile.  Each profile contains an NTUSER.DAT file, which is essentially the user's registry hive.

If you want to modify the particular registry key that contains the Outlook Express information, it's under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities in a key with a unique identifier.  For example, on my machine it's HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{DC33774D-3245-4E7B-A65D-E4E8DF7B8424}

That key and the message store contain everything you're looking for.
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Thanks for yours help!!!
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