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Outlook 2003: Cached MOde - Where does the data get stored?

It was suggested to us to try Outlook in cached mode.  My question is where does that data get stored when it is cached from Exchange?  If it's the local harddrive that could cause a problem since some of the mailboxes are gigs in size.  

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regosnell
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The default location for Windows XP is:

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.ost
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Cached exchange mode will create a .ost file on your hard disk with a cached copy of your mailbox.  This file will be the same size 'give or take' of your existing mailbox size.

This size is greater if you are sync'ing public folders or other objects such as CRM, Sharepoint etc.
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Would this also mean that this would get written into a roaming profile on Active Directory?
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If multiple users are using the same PC then you could have potential issues of filling up disk space, but it depends on the no. of users and size of mailboxes.

An example is terminal servers would have this option disabled, as multiple profiles = alot of space required.

You just have to make the decision if you have enough disk space by taking the number of users for that PC multiplying by their current mailboxes and comparing against disk space.
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"Would this also mean that this would get written into a roaming profile on Active Directory?"

No as the Local Settings directory in a users profile is not included in the roaming profile (excluded by default).
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regosnellAuthor Commented:
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You have been very helpful.  And you brought up an interesting point.  Can cached mode be active for a user but when that user logs into terminal server (say from home) that it wouldn't be active or is this basically a setting dependent soley on the Outlook profile?
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regosnellAuthor Commented:
Also we would definitely be synching CRM to go with this.
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Yes. It's not set for a per user basis but per Outlook profile. So if you have a computer and a terminal server, the settings will be both different.

Outlook is generally not 'enableable' on a TS with out making some modifications.
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regosnellAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot!
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