.pst locks and user can not acces. Only thing that fix's is to reboot server where .pst is stored.

Posted on 2007-10-18
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
My customer has sbs2003 and runs outlook 2003 on his desktop. He is fine al day long but after he has shut down his outlook and pc for the night when he comes in the next days his outlook tells him it can not open his outlook.pst because it is in use. It resides on a private folder on the server. Only resolve is to reboot the server.
Question by:tkthelpdesk

Expert Comment

ID: 20101507
Gives your backup sollution error messages when backing up this folder?
LVL 23

Expert Comment

ID: 20101522
I suggest you to do a Detect and Repair on his outlook first. Post here if it doesn't resolve your problem.
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

kristinaw earned 150 total points
ID: 20101673
pst files were meant to be stored locally, nowhere else. storing them on servers can cause major issues -

and in fact, MSFT considers it an unsupported scenario

so in short, put the pst on his local drive.

Featured Post

Free Backup Tool for VMware and Hyper-V

Restore full virtual machine or individual guest files from 19 common file systems directly from the backup file. Schedule VM backups with PowerShell scripts. Set desired time, lean back and let the script to notify you via email upon completion.  

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Eseutil Hard Recovery is part of exchange tool and ensures Exchange mailbox data recovery when mailbox gets corrupt due to some problem on Exchange server.
This article will help to fix the below errors for MS Exchange Server 2016 I. Certificate error "name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" II. Out of Office not working III. Make Internal URLs and Externa…
In this video we show how to create an Address List in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Organization >> Ad…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month14 days, 23 hours left to enroll

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question