Trying to Enforce Outlook Archival using GPO's - Seem to have a few problems
Posted on 2006-07-05
SBS 2003, Exchange 2003 & Office XP
I am trying to enforce Auto Archiving on Outlook XP. The reaosn I want to do this is twofold;
1) Periodically Outlook seems to forget about some settings entirely
2) User keep turning it off and the system starts to fill up with masses of junk.
I have looked at the Mailbox Manager that runs under Exchange and it is fine, but does not allow me the granualrity of control that has been requested of me. Therefore the only other options would appear to be Outlooks AutoArchive option. Following on from that thought using GPO's (OFFICE10.ADM & OUTLK10.ADM) from the Policy Editor in the Server would seem to be a logical step.
I have configured the 2 GPO's and whilst they work enforcing some settings, they do not:
1) Override the 'Do not Archive items in this folder' setting
2) Allow me to preset the Archive folder (in the Move Old Items to...) destination.
In respect of the "Do Not Archive", the reason I woudl like to enforce this off, is that by default when a user creates a new Mail folder the default setting would appear to be that, and not what I woudl prefer which would be 'Archive Folder according teh the Default settings'
Is there anyway I can enforce this without going round to each individual User Signon?