Outlook Profile Auto Creation
Posted on 2006-04-15
I have been trying to find a way to auto generate the creation of Outlook profiles by logging on to a computer rather than visiting a 1000 users individually.
I've looked at newprof, several programs that create profiles on the fly, and many other scripts. But all of them require and use this:
MailboxName=%UserName% they obtain the username from the logon ID of the person accessing the system. This is then sent to profile creation and I get an error. Unable to create profile, profile does not exist.
I check the exchange account, which is exchange server 2003, and noticed we use an alias. So if the user logons on with T111, this is being based to the %UserName%. Not the alias, which is last name, first name.
Thus, none of the profile creation scripts work.
Any ideas, thoughts etc.? I checked and found that the logon accounts are correctly tied to the alias, otherwise you couldn't create the profile in the first place.