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How do I make new users automatically have an Outlook profile to connect to Exchange?

Title pretty much says it all really. I want new user accounts to automatically have all their exchange settings pre entered in Outlook 2003. Is this something that can be done with group policy?
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redseatechnologiesCommented:
Personally, I use richprofile for this;

http://www.windowsitpro.com/Articles/ArticleID/93351/93351.html?Ad=1

BEWARE - the link on that page is broken - just remove the space and it will work fine.

It is VERY simple to use, and you can run it out of a login script, or on the "default user" start menu on each computer.

-red
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SembeeCommented:
Another method would be to create a PRF file using the Office Resource Kit tools, which is a free download from Microsoft. If you are deploying Outlook for the first time or want new installations to be configured then you can use the Custom Installation wizard to do the work for you.

Group policy cannot configure Outlook for you because the Outlook account settings are not held in the registry.

Simon.

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flyjediAuthor Commented:
Is it possible with the PRF files to template them using the username of the currently logged on user?
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SembeeCommented:
When you create the PRF file, enter the username as %username%. It will only work for the current user, so if the user account and Exchange are in different forests then it will not work.

Simon.

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flyjediAuthor Commented:
Whats the best way to distribute this file without a prompt popping up?
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