Outlook 2003 Exchange script adding a second mailbox

Posted on 2009-02-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have been searching for the past few days in an attempt to solve this problem.

We have a client that is running SBS2003 and the PC's all run outlook 2003.  They office manager decided the office needed a generic mailbox and everyone needs to check that email and be able to respond to it.

They have a fairly large office that is located about a hundred miles from my office.  I would rather not make the drive to manually add the mailbox to every users outlook.

I do not want to use a mail enabled distribution group because the employees need to see what messages have been read by their co-workers.

What I am looking for is either a VBScript, VBA, Or anything else that would automate adding this mailbox to the employees outlook.

I have use the Office Resource Kit and created a PRF file but did not see an area where I can specify a second mailbox to open.

Thanks for all of you help.
Question by:thecureis
    LVL 8

    Accepted Solution

    Not easy as it is in the HKU registry key in:

    HKEY_USERS\S-xxx-xxx-xxxx-xxx-xx\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook

    You will need Outlook redemption.

    Here is the code example as well.

    LVL 3

    Author Comment

    I have not had much experience with Redemption.  I do have it installed on my PC.  If I make the script will I have to install redemption on all of the computers that will need to run the script?
    LVL 3

    Author Closing Comment

    I have decided to go ahead and manually add the mailboxes.  I will sit and learn Redemption sometime in the future.  I appreciate the feedback.  Points to you.

    Featured Post

    What Is Threat Intelligence?

    Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Learn more about the importance of email disclaimers with our top 10 email disclaimer DOs and DON’Ts.
    Get an idea of what you should include in an email disclaimer with these Top 5 email disclaimer tips.
    This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …
    To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

    754 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

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    20 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now