How can I set up outlook 2k3 to automaticaly link into the exchange mailbox of each user who logs on.

I work in a large high school (yr 11/12) and I want to set up outlook so that whenever a studen logs onto a machine outlook is automatically pointed to the correct students account on our exchange server.

We don't use roaming profiles.

I had hoped it would be as simple as creating a profile on the machine, setting up outlook with the exchange server and a usename of %usename% and then copying this profile over the default profile but unfortunately not. Outlook won't resolve the usename from the %usename% tag. It just complains that it can't match the username "%usename%" in the AD and to specify a new name.

There must be a relatively straigh forward way to do this, all I need is for outlook to use the exchange server I specify and then the user logon name for the exchange mailbox.

 I hope this is enough information. Please just ask if I can clarify something.
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not a solution but a suggestion - outlook webmail
if u create a shared folder(just for test purpose)and just for one user create a roaming
profile and ih his or her profile path section type   \\servername\sharedfolder%username%  will the folder be created or not.....if not then u have some other problems
because ur solution for outlook is the best ............
PS:i see that u typed %usename% instead of username.......i hope it is a typo....
the right word is %username%

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