Outlook profiles logs - are there any?

Posted on 2007-07-29
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I have a user that keeps 'loosing' thier Outlook 2K3 profile settings.  I am thinking he (or someone) is messing with the profile and that is what is causing these problems.

I can't really prove that the profile has been messed with unless there are some logs out there that I am unaware of.  Thus, are there any logs generated by either Outlook 2K3 or WinXP that will show changes to a MAPI profile for Outlook?  By this I mean the process of setting up Oulook to connect to an Exchnage server - does this generate any logs at all?

Question by:dasmail2000
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by:David Lee
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Hi, dasmail2000.

The Outlook profile is stored in a series of registry entries.  Creating/deleting/changing a profile does not generate any logs I'm aware of.  However, it is possible to audit changes to the registry.  Have a look at this: http://www.winxptutor.com/auditreg.htm

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Aye, there are no logs that I am aware of either.  However, I have one report of a user that swares he saw some type of log on his PC that showed someone had changed/re configured his Outlook profile.

Of course I can't find any such log and neither can he at this point.  Hence me asking this question.

Is it possible that there is something in the registry that shows a history of 'changes'?  I doubt it but I'll ask anyway.

I am going to let this stay open for a day or two just so others can (hopefully) see it and maybe there is a nugget of info out there.

If nothing else pops up, then the points are yours Blue and I thank you.

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David Lee earned 1000 total points
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> Is it possible that there is something in the registry that shows a history of 'changes'?
I don't think so.  If there were, then there'd be no need for auditing registry changes or for tools like REGMON that monitor registry changes.

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