My company is migrating its mail system from Domino / Lotus Notes 6.5.5 to Exchange / Outlook 2003. I am tasked with the client part of this migration, so far i have done the following. I created an Office 2003 admin install point on my network and also an individual Outlook 2003 admin install point (so I can send to remotes on CD once working). I have applied SP3 to both install points without issue. I then wanted to customise my install to certain components so usinf Office 2003 Resource kit I used Cutom Installation Wizard. I then created a MST file and can now successfully install a custom version of both Office and Outlook with SP3 which is great so far. I have also created a software package to be installed by computer GPO and all works fine.
My problem is that within the MST file I have asked it to create a new profile for Outlook but this does not happen. So as an alternative I have a PRF file that I can double click on, however Microsoft say you can run an outlook.exe /importprf \\path of file.prf but this open Outlook and is not ideal. I have worked out how to use a reg file to delete FirstRun and First-Run in the registry then input the import prf command if double clicked. Basically I need to be able to get this reg file run on computers so that when I run outlook for the first time on a computer i get my profile. It needs to be invisible but be dormant on a machine until i do the migration at some point soon. Does anyone know of a way to either run a vbs script or something that will get this reg file in place? Or how i can get the PRF imported silently without any using interaction? I have put my reg file contacts below and run manually then do the job but i don't want the user to click ok to merge and then click Ok when successful. So i understand regedit /s path of reg file works but how can i automate this maybe? Also attached a simple attempt at my vbs and that does nothing.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00