How to access an email account with Outlook on SBS 2003 from another logged in user other than the user in question
Posted on 2011-03-16
Situation is this:
As the administrator of a 2003 SBS server I have been asked to access a users email account without the user knowing (they are under investigation for a security breach!) they have outlook 2003 on their PC and connect to Exchange 2003 on a SBS server 2003 using the OST file cache.
I have looked at converting the OST to PST but the only programs I've found are expensive, I would be fine with this as a solution if there was a free way to do this! (I heard once that you can rename the OST file to a pst file, then open the file with a text editor and corrupt the first few characters then save it and use the outlook pst scan tool to repair it to PST... I could try it at least and see what happens?)
I have researched a number of ways but haven't got a solution.
I have another PC I can log into with Outlook access etc (the server has no Outlook installed) and can access the OST file. although I would prefer to be able to do something on the server equivalent of copy and paste the account? is this possible?
I could log onto the users PC but don't have their password, if I changed it to something I know then I can obviously log in and export the email to a PST file, but then the user would know she is under investigation...
I am looking for a detailed explanation of how to do this, preferably through the SBS server rather than the clients machine..