Transfer outlook to new machine

I am switching all machines to domain and i need to transfer users outlook 2003 accounts to their new profile. What is the best way to do this without losing any of the personal information? (ie, email accounts, name, passwords, server, etc.)
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bjv211Asked:
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war1Connect With a Mentor Commented:
The steps are independent of each other.

I would backup the registry first.  Then use Save My Settings Wizard.  Then backup the PST file and other files that are in C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Local Settings\Microsoft\Outlook and C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folders.
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bjv211Author Commented:
oh, and they are all pop accounts.
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war1Commented:
Greetings, bjv211 !

Here is how to backup and move your accounts settings. Open your registry editor and navigate to the following key:

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1343024091-507921405-725345543-1003\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook

Export the entire Outlook key to a file. You've now backed up your email accounts. To restore the backup to another computer, simply import the backup into the new computer's registry. You may need to delete the Outlook key off the new computer first.


Best wishes!
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war1Commented:
bjv211,

Use the Save My Settings Wizard to save your settings
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;826809
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LuckyLuke57Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi bjv211,

Before the change of the profile
- write down the name and the path of all archives of each user in outlook
- if there are different exchange servers in the company write down on which exchange server each user is

After the change
- copy the nickname-file *.nk2 (2003) or *.nik (2000)
- copy the signatures
- open the archives you have written down

Luke




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bjv211Author Commented:
war1, will the save my settings wizard backup the rules too? Also does this backup the data, or is that separate process.
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war1Commented:
bjv211,

In Outlook 2003, rules are stored in the PST file.  Save My Settings Wizard will not backup your emails nor contacts.  They are stored in the PST file. So you will have to backup and move them separately.
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bjv211Author Commented:
ok so could you put in order the steps to take... registry backup, settings, data?
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war1Commented:
bjv211,

We have not heard from you in awhile. Did any comment help you solve your problem? Do you have any more question? If an Expert helped you, please accept his/her answer above with an excellent or good grade.

Thanks, war1
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bjv211Author Commented:
war1, i'm testing the process...will post soon
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