Does Outlook render roaming profiles completely useless?
Posted on 2006-05-18
After a fair bit of work, we've got roaming profiles with folder redirection working great... except for Outlook. Because
\%username%\local settings\application data does not get written back to the server on logout, Outlook files do not get sent back and are thus not available when the user logs in somewhere else.
We outsource Exchange for SOME users... so some have OST files (and the Exchange server is not within our network) and some have PST files.
I see I can move the ost/pst files to somewhere within users My Docs, and point Outlook to it. That works fine except for laptop users who may login somewhere off the domain - then when they log back in their Outlook file will be overwritten with the server copy.
This seems crazy... is that just the way it is?