Copy user profile and problems with Outlook
Posted on 2004-11-12
I submitted this to the operating systems topic area but did not ge a reply.
I am converting local XP Pro desktop pc users to domain users and I need to copy user profiles as part of the process. The pc's use Outlook w/o an exchange server and the pst files are stored on the pc
1) When I copy the user profile using System Properties --> User Profiles, the outlook folder under Documents and Settings \ local user \ Local Settings \ Application Data \ Microsoft \ Outlook is not copied
2) the newly created profile (arget of the copy) has in it's little mind that it's pst file is in the old user's pst file location and outlook can't start because the new user doesn't have access to the old users pst file.
Through a lot of machinations I can work around this mess, but I have a lot of users to migrate and I am looking for a better way.
Why doesn't copy profile copy the Outlook files ?
Why doesn't the new profile look for it's pst in the right place ?
Is there an edit I can make somewhere to tell the new profile where to find it's pst file ?
What am I missing