Automate the creation of Outlook 2003 & 2007 IMAP account

I am looking for a script or other method of simplifying the creation of an IMAP account for multiple users.  It is a shared mailbox that serveral users will monitor for activity and then work the emails.  I have several of these shared mailboxes to create for numerous users.  These would be used for customer service accounts (info@, sales@, etc).  There must be a relatively simple way to automate the configuration of the same IMAP account across multiple users.  There is no Exchange server in this installation.  Any suggestions?
conlinAsked:
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conlinAuthor Commented:
Victor

The import completely crashed outlook on my two test system to the point where I had to uninstall office, then clip the outlook branch from the windows messenging subsystem branch, then reinstall Office.  We have also subsequently found another way to handle the shared mailboxes.  Thanks for responding though.

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Lynn
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IvaSoftCommented:
Create this account on the fresh Outlook. Run regedit and find "Windows Messaging Subsystem" branch. Export this branch to ol.reg file. Import ol.reg file to the registry on the target machines.

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Victor
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conlinAuthor Commented:
Victor
I saw that process in my internet searching, and I actually did set it up on a generic system.  When I searched through the registry after creating the user I found a second key for the pst file.  How does the import of just the account information handle the creation of the second pst?  

I will tryi this and see what happens, and then report back in a bit.
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Lynn
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conlinAuthor Commented:
Victor
As I am going about the process of exporting this branch I have one giant concern.  Won't importing the entire Windows Messaging Subsystem key blow up the users already configured email account settings effectively replacing their normal email account with this new shared account.  What I want to do is to add this shared imap account and still keep any regular email accounts in place.
Lynn
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IvaSoftCommented:
Alternatively tTere exists a free dll to mainpulate Outlook accounts on www.dimastr.com

Regards,
Victor
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