Automatically create Outlook user profiles on login
Posted on 2006-10-19
We have Exchange 2003 with Windows Xp clients running Office 2003. We install Office thru an admin share on a file server and that works fine. We use scripts to map drives and add printers but up to now we have had to manually add each users Outlook profile to any PC that they want to use. I would like to automate that. I downloaded Office 2003 Resource Toolkit and used the Custom Maint. Wizard to create a .cmf file that, near as I can tell, contains some Outlook settings that we want to use and our Exchange server name. I have copied maintwiz.exe and .cmf to the same folder as the admin install but now I am stuck.
What is the best way to apply the settings the first time a user logs on to a particular PC? All these PCs will have Office fully installed, I just want to configure the Outlook profile to get the username and exchange server name.