Outlook 2003 Hangs when using a different Client PC on SBS 2003
Posted on 2006-07-23
I have recently taken over Site Admin of a local Village Centre which has a Win 2003 SBS Server and 7 Win2k Pcs after the previous admin left shrply leaving the centre in the lurch for IT support. It is a tottaly voluntary offering and I now find that my network skills are somewhat lacking when it comes to SBS 2003.
Onto the problem:
When a new user is created (using the wizard) he/she then use their user account on a client (say CLIENT A), Outlook configures their email account but if they log in to CLIENT B for instance, then Outlook Hangs at the splash screen, requiring attention. Initially I thought assigning the user to the Local machine Administrator group would solve this problem, but having tried that, it doesnt work. I have tried assigning Domain Users to the local machine admin group again with no result. Ihave checked the IP routing and it all looks ok - pinging the server from every machine is likewise ok. All of the clients are setup to configure DNS and IP automatically.
So to clarify the users can only access their outlook email from the first Client PC they used.