Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Outlook 2000/2003 and Romaing Profiles

Posted on 2004-10-12
3
Medium Priority
?
245 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

Hello. I've looked around a bit and haven't found any good answer. I have 2000 Advanced servers running a mixed Windows 2000/XP client enviroment using Outlook 2000/2003 respectively. Our Exchange is version 2000. I want to accomplish two things really:

1. Automate the configuration of the Outlook clients to the Exchange server. Right now I have to manually do it for every new user.

2. Retain the Outlook configuration for each user across the network, eg. from machine to machine. Roaming profiles is enabled and working fine, but the Outlook settings don't seem to carry over.
0
Comment
Question by:pwslgl
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Vahik
ID: 12294878
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/Q_21129490.html

the link is to help u figure out the answer to ur first question.

http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2003/two/ch5/DepD05.htm
this link may help u with ur second problem.I am sure u know that .pst files are not
part of roaming profiles and cant be accessed unless they are stored on a shared drive on a network.
0
 

Author Comment

by:pwslgl
ID: 12308026
I've seen Profile Maker before and actually I find something nice called Outlook Profiler. Is there any way to have these run only once for each user on login? I hate for it to run every time the user logs in.

I also read a bit about certain Outlook files not included in a roaming profile. In a MS Exchange enviroment with Outlook clients, .pst files aren't used though, right? All I see are .ost files. How would I redirect these to our file server anyway?
0
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
Vahik earned 1500 total points
ID: 12310398
well the only solution is to leave the .prf file on a network share and then map a drive
in ur login script to each user and then instruct users to click on the file.By doing so u can
controll access to the file only to the new users and once they complete the outlook
instalation u can prevent them accessing the file again.leaving prf file on the desktop or in a login script will be cause many help desk calls.

pst and pab files are located on the local drive of each user and are not roamed unless u make them to.U have two choices
either put these files in the network share of the roaming users profile which will be OK
unless ur users have a large pst files (transferring one gig file to a new location
on a bussy network is not recommended)
OR create a separate share on a network drive and ask ur users to relocate all the
outlook files to these location.
in either case u have to make the changes from each outlook setting (outlook will complain first time that location of pst files have changed but it is OK).

PS:in 2000 and 2003 AD u can use group policy to controll the location of pst file.U have to download office adm file in to ur AD.













0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Changing a few Outlook Options can help keep you organized!
The core idea of this article is to make you acquainted with the best way in which you can export Exchange mailbox to PST format.
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

664 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