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Problems migrating from Outlook 2000 to Outlook 2003 with remote mail server

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I am having a problem migrating from Outlook 2000 to Outlook 2003.

As a reference point, I am performing a migration from Windows NT4 server to Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2003, for a small company of 20 users.  All users currently have Office 2000 with Outlook 2000 installed. However, the user`s email is managed by their ISP (ie: there is no exchange server on the premises). They have to download/upload their mail from their ISP for send/receive operations.

SBS 2003 comes with Outlook 2003 for clients, so as I was upgrading to SBS, I decided to upgrade to Outlook 2003. However, I was not planning to put in place the SBS 2003 exchange mail server functionality for now.

Problem is, when Outlook 2003 is finishing its install on the client computers, it looks for a local mail-server, then doesn`t find one, and will not complete the install. I have tried using the windows settings transfer wizard to provide Outlook 2003 with a .pst file to find, but it doesn't want to take it. I thought it might take an .ost file, but I have no idea how to convert a .pst file to an .ost file.

How can I finish the Outlook 2003 migration ? Please help ! I now have half of my users in email limbo !

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I never used the SBS version, but I can tell you the following.

a. OST is only valid if you have Exchange server and can't be used with any other profile
b. If you installed the office you'll set the profile, maybe it come
  You can do it by running control pannel --> Mail
  or "C:\WINDOWS\system32\control.exe "C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033\MLCFG32.CPL"
In thereset the pop3 or Imap account you want to use.
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