How to automatically configure outlook 2003 for users each time they move to new computer

Posted on 2008-11-13
Last Modified: 2013-12-12
Is it possible when a new user sits at computer to automatically have thier email setup when they log into computer
Question by:RVarnell
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    use the developer office tool kit (free to download at microsoft site)
    generate a .PRF file with your setup
    click on prf file for automatic outlook setup (2007 is different, this work for 2003)

    you need more? there is a key to verify if outlook was never run and then run the PRF if first run

    Set objshe    = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    set objEnv    = objshe.Environment("PROCESS")
    Set objFSO    = wscript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set objNet    = CreateObject("WScript.Network") 
    set objsheapp = wscript.CreateObject("Shell.Application")
    Set objReg    = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\.\root\default:StdRegProv")
          'if objFSO.fileEXISTS(useappdat & "\Microsoft\Office\MSOut11.pip")=0 then
          '   d=regwri("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Setup\firstrun","-","REG_SZ")
          '   d=regwri("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Setup\ImportPRF","c:\_stas\outlook\outlook2k3.prf","REG_SZ")
          'end if
    '====== write a value in registry, trap error
    function regwri(regkey, value, type01)
       if type01<>"" then
          on error resume next
          objshe.RegWrite regkey,value,type01
          objshe.RegWrite regkey,""
       end if
       if err.number<>0 then
          'msgfin = msgfin & "`n" & regkey & "`n"
          toterrcop = toterrcop + 1
          msgfin03 = msgfin03 & vbcrlf & "error - register base not written: " & vbcrlf & regkey & vbcrlf & err.description & vbcrlf
          if usenam = debugname then
             'msgbox("cannot write key" & vbcrlf & regkey & vbcrlf & value)
          end if
       end if
    end function

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    The best way is using a movible user's.

    Just create a c:\profile\users in the server, or a disc to shere, and then copy that in the profile of the properties, look at the picture.

    You are not goint to be able to connect to exchange, you are going to be able all your configurations on all the computer, My documents, screensaver, picture, etc.

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