Solved

Creating a logon script to configure Outlook 2003

Posted on 2004-09-08
2
232 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I work in education and I have about 20 computers that are set up for students to use.  Right now they are fairly limited and locked down and use an auto-logon account.  The configuration we will be going to requires students to log on with their own credentials (via a 2003 Active Directory).  

I want to be able to provide them with a pre-configured Outlook 2003 profile when they log in.  There are ~400 students who may log into any number of these 20 machines. I want them to have Outlook on all of them from the first time they log in.  To throw in another wrinkle we may be putting Deep Freeze on these computers, which will erase any changes made to the machines each time they are rebooted, including user profiles.  This would allow us to give the students a little more access to the machines without worrying about them getting trashed.  We use this in many labs across campus.  Don't worry, we still take care of patch management and all that.

I use a lot of group policy in m work, so I'm familiar with those concepts.  What I'm really interested in is a scripting method to accomplish this without needing 3rd party software.  Surely it must be possible. ;
0
Comment
Question by:mslunecka
2 Comments
 
LVL 52

Accepted Solution

by:
Julian Hansen earned 125 total points
ID: 12015168
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:mslunecka
ID: 12016477
The problem with PRF files is that they require Outlook to launch when run.  I use a PRF file for initial configuration on many staff and faculty computers, but these computers need something that runs a bit more silently.  I believe I've taken care of the problem with a custom maintenance wizard that runs in quiet mode.  Not quite as fast as I was hoping, but it seems to do the trick.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
topping3 challenge 14 70
groovy example issue 10 90
MacOS and programming in React 7 28
SCRIPT65535: Unexpected call to method or property access video html 5 explorer 3 47
Although it can be difficult to imagine, someday your child will have a career of his or her own. He or she will likely start a family, buy a home and start having their own children. So, while being a kid is still extremely important, it’s also …
Computer science students often experience many of the same frustrations when going through their engineering courses. This article presents seven tips I found useful when completing a bachelors and masters degree in computing which I believe may he…
Viewers will learn how to properly install Eclipse with the necessary JDK, and will take a look at an introductory Java program. Download Eclipse installation zip file: Extract files from zip file: Download and install JDK 8: Open Eclipse and …
In this fourth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFinfo utility, which retrieves the contents of a PDF's Info Dictionary, as well as some other information, including the page count. We show how to isolate the page count in a…

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now