Solved

Office Resource Kit - automate Outlook profile setup

Posted on 2006-10-19
4
294 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-19
I've downloaded the Office 2003 Resource Kit and am using it to create a customized installation of Outlook 2003 so that all of the exchange settings are already configured when a user opens outlook for the first time.  It works great but there are a couple of other things that I would like to do and want to know if it is possible:

1. Automatically share the calendar for the default & anonymous user.  Set the sharing mode to Reviewer

2. Add a public Contact List to their favorites so it shows as an 'other' contact list.

I've tried importing settings from my own profile but that doesn't work.

If there is a way to do this with the Office Resource Kit, or any other method please let me know.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:mgcIT
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 500 total points
ID: 17826066
Both of those cannot be done. Believe me I have tried.
They are both considered to be client settings by Microsoft and have to be set after the profile is created.

Simon.
0
 
LVL 18

Author Comment

by:mgcIT
ID: 17826169
Is there any way to script it (after the profile is created of course)?  So that it can be done without having to go through the GUI's.

Thanks
0
 
LVL 104

Expert Comment

by:Sembee
ID: 17826212
I have been trying that as well.
The area that I have been concentrating on is the public folder as a contact list, and a couple of people have got close, but not close enough to deploy.

The permissions change can be made after the account has been used once using setperm (third party utility that can be downloaded from various places). To date the best I have been able to suggest is that the setting is done as part of the account creation.

Simon.
0
 
LVL 18

Author Comment

by:mgcIT
ID: 17941524
Thank you for the help
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Find out what you should include to make the best professional email signature for your organization.
Finding original email is quite difficult due to their duplicates. From this article, you will come to know why multiple duplicates of same emails appear and how to delete duplicate emails from Outlook securely and instantly while vital emails remai…
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …
Many of my clients call in with monstrous Gmail overloading issues with Outlook. A quick tip is to turn off the All Mail and Important folders from synching. Here is a quick video I made to show you how to turn off these and other folders in Gmail s…

803 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