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I am writing a script to automate the creation of a user's Outlook profile using a small tool called RichProfile.

http://desktopengineer.com/story_20011129081953709

the problem I'm having is the wrong parameters are being passed.

Dim vbExMailServer      : vbExMailServer = "MAILSERVER"
Dim      vbExMailbox            : vbExMailbox = "%USERNAME%"
Dim      vbExProfileName      : vbExProfileName = "%USERNAME%"
Dim      vbProfileDelete      : vbProfileDelete = "Y"
Dim      vbSetProfileTo      : vbSetProfileTo = "D"

Dim oShell
Set oShell = Wscript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

oShell.Run "RichProfile vbExMailserver vbExMailbox vbExProfileName vbProfileDelete vbSetProfileTo"

The above executes with success, but the mailserver is set to vbExMailServer, the mailbox is set to vbExMailbox, and the
profile name is set to vbExProfileName.

The .vbs file and the RichProfile.exe are both located in the same folder.

What am I overlooking?

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Question by:trarthur
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Change this line:
oShell.Run "RichProfile vbExMailserver vbExMailbox vbExProfileName vbProfileDelete vbSetProfileTo"
to
oShell.Run "RichProfile " & vbExMailserver & " " & vbExMailbox  & " " & vbExProfileName  & " " & vbProfileDelete  & " " & vbSetProfileTo

so that you're using the variables instead...
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by:sirbounty
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Though, I don't think %USERNAME% will translate as expected...
Try adding this instead:

Set objNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")

Dim vbExMailbox : vbExMailbox = objNetwork.UserName
Dim vbExProfileName : vbExProfileName = objNetwork.UserName
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by:trarthur
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>>Change this line:
oShell.Run "RichProfile vbExMailserver vbExMailbox vbExProfileName vbProfileDelete vbSetProfileTo"
to
oShell.Run "RichProfile " & vbExMailserver & " " & vbExMailbox  & " " & vbExProfileName  & " " & vbProfileDelete  & " " & vbSetProfileTo


That did the trick.  No need to change the %username%.  Seems to run just fine.  Thanks a million!
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by:TechResources
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Wow, this is an old one but would like to be able to run script above minimized or hidden.  Any ideas?

THANK U
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