Hosted MS Exchange / outlook and roaming profiles

We are currently using a hosted exchange provider for our email / exchange connectivity. I have noticed that the OST is placed locally and not on the server. The settings for the users email are also not stored in the profile. So, when the user moves from one computer in the enterprise to another outlook has to be re-setup for each workstation that user visits.

Is there a way to store the outlook settings with the profile when using a hosted exchange provider, so that way we do NOT have to re config outlook at each log in?
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
You can redirect the .OST to the server upon logon / logoff with the rest of the profile if you redirect the "Local Settings" (c:\documents and settings\profilename\local settings) folder to the server.
The drawback with this is that the .OST can get large and unless you restrict malbox size, you could be copying Gb's of .OST files backwards and forwards at logon / logoff.

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Delphineous SilverwingGood Ol' GeekCommented:
To reinforce what Alanhardisty stated - The OST file is a locally cached copy of your mailbox.  So if your mailbox is 100 MB in total size, you can expect the OST to be at least that large.  If you enable roaming of that file, the entire file (not just updates) is copied during logon/logoff, severally delaying productivity.  Additionally if a person logs onto more than one location, you will corrupt the OST.

Your most productive and safest bet is to leave the OST's where they are - or stop using Cache mode.
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