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Automatically Create Mail Profile CITRIX TS Environment

Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I am open to any solutions but what I am currently looking to do is find a way when a user logs onto one of my citrix servers it automatically creates the mail profile.  The mail profile will be connecting directly to exchange server and I can pass %username% to create the mail profile.  

We currently a custom Outlook install that creates the mail profile when Outlook is installed but this is not sufficient.  The reason being is one of our published applications will need to call the mail profile and the user launch the application on a particular server but have never opened outlook so it will fail.  

I am thinking this may have to be a logon script?  Maybe there is a group policy setting that I am overlooking?

Any ideas are appreciated.  Thanks.  Let me know if you need any more questions.


Server 2003 x64
Citrix PS 4.0
Windows NT Active Directory / Group Policies currently in place
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All you need to do is to download the Office Resource Kit (free from Microsoft). Then use the CUSTOM MAINTENANCE WIZARD. At the end of the Wizard process it will give you a command line to run.
Go to the command prompt, change to the directory where MAINTWIZ is and run the command line given to you above (remember to do CHANGE USER /INSTALL before running it and CHANGE USER /EXECUTE after).
This will preset the Outlook profile to ALL users on the server.
You can also use a file called CUSTOM.PRF that should be put on the Microsoft Office folder. Very simple as well.
This article applies pretty much to all office versions. :-)

Claudio Rodrigues

Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Terminal Services


Sembee, thanks.  I have been running with richprofile for about a month now with no issues and it is accomplishing exactly what I was asking.  I have the executable on the network and am using a GPO logon script to call the app.  

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