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Change Outlook 2003 Welcome Message

I want to change the welcome message in MS Outlook 2003 for new users to have some information about support, company information, ...etc. I was looking for that in Internet and the only thing I found is how to disable it. Any ideas how to do that or how to send an automatic message to new users in Exchange 2003 ????

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sunray_2003Commented:
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rubiconxCommented:
The opening screen in Outlook 2003 is also editable.  It is actually an HTML page stored here:

res://C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\outlwvw.dll/outlook.htm

You could easily edit this to hold basic details that would be viewable long after the user has deleted the welcome email!

Regards,

Dave
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mdbanatAuthor Commented:
sunray,

I saw that site before, unfortunately I found welcome.msg file only in Outlook 2000. My case is that I am installing for users from a networked shared source Outlook 2003, and I wish to edit the welcome message somehow or change it completely
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rubiconxCommented:
I have bad news mdbanat!  According to:

http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2003/journ/preventmultiplewelcome.htm

The official word is that the message can't be configured:

  The "Welcome to Microsoft Office Outlook 2003" message is integrated into the Outlook 2003 product and cannot be customized.

I guess the only way you will be able to get the information to the various users is by automatically sending a second message to each account, and disabling the offical message.  Or maybe avoid sending any messages but customise the opening screen as mentioned above.

Regards,

Dave
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mdbanatAuthor Commented:
I guess there is no other way. Thanks for your efforts.
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