Group policy for outlook profile

Posted on 2005-03-14
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05

We need to configure a group policy to modify the clients local settings for outlook profile ie exchange server name etc.  All clients are XP desktops and laptops.

Can someone point me in the right direction on how to do this via group policy so that we dont have to visit the 2000 clients.


Question by:dazzler1971
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Is this for a migration to a new Exchange server?
If so, as long as both the old and new Exchange server are live when the clients connect for the first time, then they will redirect automatically.

Other Group Policy settings in Outlook are limited.
Either way you will need to get the Office Res Kit - which a free download from Microsoft. You will need one for each version of Office. They keep moving the link around, but it should be linked off the main http://office.microsoft.com/ web site - under technical resources.


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These servers will be in different organisations and we plan to switch over one weekend to the new exch 2003 server with new mailboxes etc.

There must be a way to automate the change of outlook profile to look to the new exchange server without a manual visit to each PC.

Please advise


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Sembee earned 375 total points
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The only way you could do it would be with a login script. There is an Outlook profile login tool in the Reskit that can be used to automate the Outlook profile creation. You will enter static information such as the email server and the the username.

Don't forget that if you have multiple Exchange servers, but they are all in the same org, you can point the script at one server. Outlook will automatically redirect to the correct server.


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