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How to copy Outlook Rules and Signatures

jbobst asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I am moving all our uses over to a new domain controller this coming weekend.  Yesterday I was testing the process of migrating our Windows XP machines over to the new domain and copying the old user profiles to the new domain profile.  Everything seemed to copy over well, except for Outlook rules and signatures.  We use Exchange 2003 server and a Windows 2003 domain controller.  Some of the Outlook settings remained intact.  Like "always do a spell check before sending email" and "do not auto archive" settings.  These remained intact, but how do I copy/transfer over their outlook "rules" and signatures?

I don't know if it matters, but before I move the computers over to the new domain, I simply export all their outlook data to a pst file, then import it into their new empty mailbox.  We only have a few users and this is a pretty easy process.  Maybe there is a way to export their settings as well?
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