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Share Outlook 2003 Data over a network

Posted on 2006-05-02
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Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I have 9 computers and a server running Windows Server 2003 connected to a network.  All of these computers run Outlook 2003.  I'd like each of these (or, more specifically, 2 or 3 of them) to share contacts and calenders and, if possible, emails (though that is not critical).

Right now, I think that it is possible to put the .pst file on the mapped network drive, though I have not tried that yet - I understand that is very inefficient.

Does anyone have any ideas?  I do *not* have to have the computers accessing the data at the same time.

Best Regards,
Question by:ixmaninc
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Naser Gabaj earned 500 total points
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Greetings ixmaninc,

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Good Luck!


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1_UP earned 500 total points
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Hey ixmaninc,

Been working on theis same problem myself for a few weeks!!! Through my research I have found a 2 good, fairly cheap pieces of software that can easily handle the task, and some. I have experimented a little with the use .PST files, though not enough to speak with any assurance on the matter. I have also heard that it can be done, though it is not efficient.
Here are the links to what I have found:


I hope this helps!!! Lemme know...

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Thanks, 1_UP!

It looks so far (I am right in the middle of the process) like I can store the .pst files on the mapped server drive (I called it the "Z" drive).  So it looks as if Outlook can use data on a mapped network drive.

Now, the next question is: can *another* computer access this same pst file?

More later....


"I wonder if there's beer on the sun?"

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Cool ixmaninc...Lemme know how it goes, I have been side tracked on another project this week, so I haven't had a chance to mess with PSTs anymore, but ShareO is working well enough...it syncs all of a group of users contacts, calendar, etc by sending an email to each outlook client that the plug-in then decodes and mesh's with the PST file...pretty cool...

I too have wondered about beer on the sun...


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