Update office 2007 configuration with new .msp not working. Cached Exchange mode/profile creation issues
Posted on 2009-04-28
We deployed office 2007 using an .MSP file. We did not disable cached exchange mode. We edited the .msp file and changed it so that it sets the default behavior for cached exchange mode to disabled. We did this by selecting, "Configure Cached Exchange Mode" and unchecking "Use Cached Exchange Mode."
It is my understanding that this will disable cached exchange mode by default so that it would need to be manually turned on in the profile.
If I just double click the new .msp file and run it and check the event log it shows as completed successfully but afterwards if I try to create a new mail profile manually cached exchange mode is turned on by default. I have to manually go in to the profile and turn it off after creation.
It does not appear that rerunning the edited .msp resolves the issue.
ALSO, 2ND Problem....
I also have "Configure an Exchange Server Connection for new or existing profiles" selected and have set %username% as the username and the exchange server name for the server. I also checked "Overwrite Existing Excahnge settings if an exchange connection exists." I also have Modify Profile selected to modify the default profile with these settings.
For some reason when I try to create a new profile or it tries to autocreate if none exists it gets stuck on the server name and cannot make a connection. The MS Exchange Server name field gets populated with this: /O=xxxxxx xx/OU=MIL/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=xxx-xxxx instead of the actual DNS server name. If I manually clear that string out and just enter the FQDN or even just the name of the exchange server it works perfectly. Where is that string coming from? Why is it not taken from my configuration in the .msp file?