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Changing Citrix Profiles after Exhange server migration

Rodney Barnhardt
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Over the weekend, we finally migrated from our Exhange 5.5 server to Exchange 2003. I am looking for a way to change the mail server name in all of my user's profiles on the Citrix server. I have tried the script we are running on the desktops, but these users access via Nfuse and the change is not taking effect. I have also set it to run syncronosly, and even placed it in the local computer policy logon folder. Is anyone aware of a way to change this without having each user log on interactively?
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How did you migrate?
If you have used move mailbox and the old and new server are still alive then Outlook should redirect automatically to the new server - no user interaction required.

Unfortunately Outlook settings are all client side, nothing about the Outlook profile is stored in the registry or a way that can be accessed centrally. It has to be something that runs when the client logs in.

And I don't like to be picky, but isn't this something that you should have considered before the migration?

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We used Exmerge. We were 6 differnt forest and that is one reason we were still on 5.5. We migrated all machines into one forest except 1 DC and the old mail server. We hired consultants to do the migration since we are only a 300 user company and no one is an Exchange guru. We knew in advance this was a possibility. The Citrix box is not heavily used, and espcially with how 2003 OWA looks it may not be used at all for Outlook. I was just checking to see if I was missing something. The consultants created a script and placed it at the domain level that changed the desktop clients at logon, but does not seem to work in Citrix.
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We were using a PRF on the domain, and we are doing published applications on the Citrix box through NFuse.
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If you reinstall Outlook or reset it using the CMW then you should be able to use your PRF file to configure Outlook automatically when it is started. Set the PRF file to replace any existing profiles.

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We ended up doing something similar, but on the command line of the published application added a command to import the prf.
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