Solved

preserve outlooks exchange configuration when switching from one terminal server to another

Posted on 2006-06-23
8
179 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hello experts,

Is there a way to store a user's Outlook configuration when switching terminal servers?
when they switch over they (by they I mean me) have to type in the name of the server and the mail box.

I currently have My Documents, Application Data, and the Desktop folders re-direced to the file server.  I do not currently use roaming profiles, but I would be able to so long as I can apply it only to the terminal services users with a loopback GPO.

Thanks in advance!
0
Comment
Question by:starmonkey
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:itcoza
ID: 16972953
Hi starmonkey,

If you are using folder re-direction then you do not need to worry about the Outlook settings.  They will follow the user.
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/2b24872a-05ca-41be-9887-33acc87a20561033.mspx?mfr=true

Regards,
M
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:itcoza
ID: 16972960
Have a look at the version of outlook you are using.  Maybe upgrade is in order.
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:starmonkey
ID: 16985106
I am using both Outlook XP and Outlook 2000 connecting to an Exchange 2003 server.

The outlook settings aren't actually the problem, they are all stored on the server.  The problem is that the user gets a prompt to select internet email or microsoft exchange, then enter the exchange server and mailbox.

Once they do this everything is fine, but my users aren't all that tech savy.  I'd rather they not even know they switched terminal servers.

I am hoping there is a way I can change a global setting(s) so that the user does not need to enter the exchange server and mailbox
0
Free NetCrunch network monitor licenses!

Only on Experts-Exchange: Sign-up for a free-trial and we'll send you your permanent license!

Here is what you get: 30 Nodes | Unlimited Sensors | No Time Restrictions | Absolutely FREE!

Act now. This offer ends July 14, 2017.

 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Zabulon777
ID: 16986096
The only way I see being able to do this configure a new package rollout for outlook and push it out.
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:starmonkey
ID: 16989150
Would a small, silently imported registry key work?
Or a quick script to append a file.  The problem is that I don't know where the configuration is stored.

All the users have a hidden user drive I keep just for such purposes.

Surely I'm no the 1st person to try to do this?

If I knew where the configuration was stored, I might be able do it
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:starmonkey
ID: 17110387
Well, not allot of excitement for this question, but I came up with a resolution:

Via script export the following reg key:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\

set scrip so it only exports if the exported file doesn't exist (runs only once)

have the same script check for the existence of the key, and import it if it doesn't exist.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
CetusMOD earned 0 total points
ID: 17205086
Closed, 500 points refunded.
CetusMOD
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Organizations create, modify, and maintain huge amounts of data to help their businesses earn money and generally function.  Typically every network user within an organization has a bit of disk space to store in process items and personal files.   …
by Batuhan Cetin Within the dynamic life of an IT administrator, we hold many information in our minds like user names, passwords, IDs, phone numbers, incomes, service tags, bills and the order from our wives to buy milk when coming back to home.…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question