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Office Resource Kit - automate Outlook profile setup

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thank you for the help
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