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Outlook 2003, AutoArchive, Group Policy, Set Archive File Location

SpottedBunny asked
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Exchange 2003, Outlook 2003

So I've added the Office 2003 ADM and see the Office policies. I've set the days to archive and whatnot. Is there a setting for the location of the Archive file? Say, their redirected My Documents folder? The policy seems to let you set everything except the location... defaults to "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Archive.pst"

One hitch, this is on a Terminal Server so any type of custom ADM/Registry mods need to be aware of this...

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Have you seen this for setting the default location of an autoarchive?

But ...

When we set OverwriteProfile=Yes, settings were deleted, such as reading pane location or view settings. If we set it to Append, the user's settings are retained but the archive location is not changed.


Thanks. That seems to require settings DURING install. Is there a way to change it after install, unless I have misread?

You could use the command line options available for outlook to create a new profile for users that already have accounts.

Creates an Outlook profile based on the information in the specified .prf file

/importprf <path\.prf filename>

But i think your looking for a way to modify existing accounts without creating new profiles.


Right... there must be a way to change it for existing users that I'm missing...
Did you ever find a way to set the archive folder for existing profiles?


Yes, I did actually. Basically doing a logon policy with a customized PRF file.

You can set the archive policy via a GPO.  Microsoft has admin templates available to help with these settings.  Look at the Office Resource Kits.

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