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I inherited a domain where the last admin had stringent archive policies setup in outlook via gpo (all options they're grayed out to the end user).

Some users are set to archive 2 mos - some at 1 week.

Where are the gpo settings for this pls? (SBS2003)
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It could be in any of the policies.  From a client run rsop.msc to see which policies are applying the settings.
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i will run rsop.msc...

isn't there a place that you can typically drill down to set that though?
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i seem to recall an outlook gpo add-in for sbs2k3... but can't find it...
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It will just be a template added to a group policy.
Rsop.msc will tell you which one
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can i pls have the exact steps to view the outlook gpo add-in for sbs2k3?
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It's a template, it is added to the group policy.  Once you run rsop.msc it will tell you which one.

See here for details on how it's added: http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/policies.htm
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thanks for your time demazter - while i am certain that rsop.msc will return related information i was looking for where to find the settings...

for those reading this thread, the setting (with specific regard to autoarchive in the sbs add in template) can be found in:

\User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office Outlook 2003\Tools | Options\Other\AutoArchive

i found this information here:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office-2003-resource-kit/setting-up-retention-settings-in-outlook-2003-HA001140286.aspx

that said - there's something peculiar going on - i'm finding different policies across different users - and even some users that have the policy applied, but it's not grayed out...
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The details of all the settings are in the link I provided.

Also rsop.msc is the best wayto see what policies are being applied.
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Did you even run rsop.msc?

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yes i did run rsop - it returns every single policy setting... this will be helpful for comparison between workstations (as i am finding different results between them)...

but i was asking specifically where to drill down on the server... \User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office Outlook 2003\Tools | Options\Other\AutoArchive (using the OUTLK11.ADM)

is there another place autoarchive can be set at the server though a gpo?
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No that's the only place but it could be set in all of the policies.  There is no such thing as an Outlook SBS add-in template.

They are office group policy templates.

If you use the Group Policy Msnagement Console you will see all the group policies.  Any of those policies can have the admin template added to them.

This is what I have been trying to tell you.

Rsop.msc will tell you what settings have been applied by what group policy.
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"but it could be set in all of the policies."

^^^ this is where you lose me...

I was under the impression where you admin the setting is where you will see the results on the workstation (perse) same tree structure (so to speak)

so this is not the case?

please forgive my use of incorrect terminology...
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You can have any number of group policies, a group policy has computer settings and user settings, they can be applied to different users and different computers.

Which is why I recommended the use of rsop.msc in the first place.
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while i pretty much answered my own question(where to set the policy)  - i am going to do a follow up post sometime in the coming days - pls do not close... not abandoning - thx
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 500 points for demazter's comment http:/Q_26858799.html#35019852

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This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
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in order to access the outlook archive gpo, you must install the office gp add-in (in my case - using the OUTLK11.ADM, i.e., for Office 2k3)

after installing the office gp add-in you can find it by drilling down here:

\User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office Outlook 2003\Tools | Options\Other\AutoArchive

^^^ that is the E-X-A-C-T answer to my question

RSOP returns ***every single policy setting***

forcing the acceptance of nebulous and sometimes incorrect answers is exactly why this site continues to lose credibility...
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Your question wasn't clear.

You asked which GPO they were set in.  I quite rightly pointed out to you that it could be set in any of the group policies but that rsop would show you which policy.

The setting from the admin template can quite literally be set in any group policy.

The cleanup volunteers, who incidentally are chosen because of their subject area knowledge have to make an educated choice when an asker abandons their question like you have done.

Perhaps if you had actually made it clear that you wanted to know where in the group policy the archive settings were stored instead of wanting to know which policy was applying the settings you would have got the answer you were looking for.

I am going to suggest to the moderators that this question be deleted.
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sorry - i never back down... demazter's answer is akin to telling someone to type help at a command prompt to "find" the command to list directory contents... his answer is a tool that leads you to an output that you then have to search... (how the heck do i know what i'm looking for in rsop???)

there is only ONE answer to my question...

as to me being more detailed... (dude seriously?)... i posted:

"isn't there a place that you can typically drill down to set that though?"
"can i pls have the exact steps to view the outlook gpo add-in for sbs2k3?"

i ultimately went back to google and found the answer myself...

then, in good faith i came back on here to post it up for anybody else that runs that wants to find out exactly where to drill down to set the archiving policy...

\User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office Outlook 2003\Tools | Options\Other\AutoArchive

^^^ THIS is the answer to my question, not rsop stuff demazter is looping...

gotta love how i clarified the question AND the answer... and STILL the wrong answer is getting points..

now if you'll excuse me, i'm going to go reply to some questions in similar fashion to above and tell them to them hit F1and so i too can let the points roll in!... yesss!...  :thumbsup:
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