Can outlook pick up username and exchange mail box on first logon?

Posted on 2004-08-09
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hi, I’m currently setting up a active directory/exchange (server 2003) network for 450+ users (xp workstations running office 2003). I’m wondering if it's possible for outlook to "auto configure" when a domain user logs on for the first time. at the moment outlook asks for exchange server name and user name to be added. if this feature is available i would be very grateful if you could run through the steps to enable this.

Thanks in advance.

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thanks for this, however after looking on the MS site i cannot find any reference to the "connector" mentioned in the above article. as a foot note i am running roaming profiles on this domain.

Thanks Again,

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Looks to me this download should get you 2003 resource kit
which inturn should have Configurator

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the only tools within that package are :

CMW File Viewer
Custom Installation Wizard
Custom Maintenance Wizard
Customizable Alerts
HTML Help Workshop
International Information
MST File Viewer
Office 2003 Setup.exe (Enhanced Version)
Office Converter Pack
Office Information
Office Profile Wizard
Office Removal Wizard
OPS File Viewer
Outlook Administrator Pack
Package Definition Files
Policy Template Files

No configuarator sorry.
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Wonder how the user in that thread that I had given you found configurator.
Will check and post back.

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I think it is Office Profile wizard that you need (haven't got my notes in front of me).

You enter it with the Exchange server name and the username in the format %username%.
As long as the Exchange server shown is valid then Outlook will connect them to the correct one. I usually use a Frontend server as the intitial server then let Outlook redirect.

I refered to a configuration - not the configurator in that thread.


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I'm afraid that dosn't work either sembee. that's for restoring office profiles. i tried selecting outlook but to no config settings were displayed..
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Ok, i've found the Custom Installation Wizard. built up an .mst file but when i go to run the command ( setup.exe TRANSFORMS="C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\office11.MST" /qb- ) i get a XP Setup command saying " Please go to the control panel to install and configure system components"


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