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Script MS Outlook settings

Script MS Outlook settings

I need a script that can write Microsoft Outlook settings automatically.
for instance instead of going through MSoutllok wizard to set up outlook, the script will take the name of exchange server and put  it in the appropriate field, the same for user name,password etc... and will start outlook.

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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
You can use Outlook resource kit if 2003 or use autodiscover if 2007.    Or user PRF:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011402581033.aspx
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
we have MS outlook 2007, but exchange server is maintained by a third party, so all I need is one a user logs in the settings will get copied to the fields automaticall instead of a user going through the wizard manually.
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
What about setting up Autodiscover on your local DNS:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=940881
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
I have also completed this is a custom XML file for Outlook:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc511507.aspx

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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Actually a script will be less headache.
I will hardcode the data in a script and run it to fill out the MS outlook setting fields.
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
You might want to just do a PRF file and apply it then.

You will still use the 2003 Office Resource Kit to set it up
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I don't have a CD of MS OFFice.
I have downloaded 2003 office resource kit
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
it asks for Path to MSI ...
it's kind of complicated to create a PRF.
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
You will need the MSI for 2003 to setup a PRF...
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Actually the Outlook settings exist for a user in its profile in the computer
but when I copy its profile to a different profile in the same computer and run Outlook the Setting Wizard comes up.
Do you know where outlook saves the settings, can I just import them to the second profile?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I mean if there is a way to import Outlook settings from one user profile to another in the same computer that will be greate.
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