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Outlook Switches E-mail Accounts

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I unfortunately haven't seen it in person, but I got a call about outlook switching the default e-mail account from pop to exchange when a user logs off.  This happens to everyone. 4 people are using 2003 and 1 is using 2007.  Other then group policy, I was unsure what to tell him about possible causes.  They are using windows xp and vista connected to small business server 2003. Any Ideas?
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The key line is the last one

"connected to small business server 2003"

That is what SBS does. It is designed to be operated in a certain way and will change the default accounts to Exchange. I am not actually sure that you can stop it.

Simon.

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I found out they don't even use the exchange accounts so I suggested they just remove them then.  I am still curious why it is changing, or if it can be stopped.  SBS is a pain in the butt, in there attempt to make it more automated they made it flaky in some ways.  All you have to do is watch someone try and make a user accoun without using the wizard and watch the problems  arise.
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SBS is fine as long as it is managed in the way it was designed. The problems start when you try and do things outside of the SBS management tools. The wizards do a lot of things in the background. As long as you accept the way it is designed to work, it works very well. I have a number that I manage and they just sit there and behave.

I am not aware of a way that it can be changed, because SBS is designed to look after everything for you.

Simon.
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I know they do i manage a few of them and for a small company they work great.  I actually have a sbs server that has been running over 2 years without a single red error in the logs and only 2 warnings in the logs.  OK I am going to close the case out and give some points.  The solution ended up being just delete the accounts you aren't using anyway.
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