I am using a program called Empirum for desktop management. It allows me to automatically backup whatever I want (registry keys, files, etc). This is in an Exchange 2003 environment. I need to be able to backup and then restore a user's Outlook profile including:
- frequently sent email addresses (.nk2)
- proxy access setup to other accounts
- offline PST files
I've got the PST files backing, the nk2 file, signatures, etc. all working.
Then I delete the user profile, login in fresh to a new machine. A new local profile is created. Then I restore the appropriate files and registry keys (Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook). When I launch Outlook 2003 for the first time this is what happens:
- It launches and asks the user for their name and initials.
- It correctly contains the signature and previously-sent to emails
- The offline files are restored on the computer, but they do not show up in Outlook and I have to manually add them back with Data File Management
Is there a way to get Outlook to restore the link to the same offline files from before in an automated fashion (is there some data I am not save/restoring that I need to?) and a way to have Outlook not ask for the user's name and initials?