Terminal Server 2008 and Outlook \ Exchange Cache Mode and Autoconfigure

Posted on 2011-03-24
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So I am deploying a new terminal server running server 08, replacing an aging 2003 TS server.  On the server we've installed Office 2010.  On our previous TS server, when a user first logs in and opens outlook, two things happen - cached mode is automatically turned off, and the account\profile automatically configures itself (or with a few clicks of next, but no input by the user).  Cached mode is the real biggie as it tends to cause a bunch of problems here (specifically with the calendar).

So are there some settings I am missing here?

Question by:JamesonJendreas
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Previous versions of Outlook did not support cached mode on TS, whereas Outlook 2010 does, so that's why you will see it ticked.

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You can configure this two ways:

1) Before Office 2010 install by creating a custom .mst that sets the exchange server and doesn't select the cached exchange mode.

2) After the Office 2010 install by using Group Policy.

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Thanks, I've also noted that there is an issue in regard to server auto-discovery in 2010 and exchange 2003.  There's a hotfix that I will be installing for this


I'm looking into GP for excluding cache mode.
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Office 2010 comes with tools to preconfigure these setttings. See the link here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179141.aspx

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You may need to install these to edit the options from your group policy:


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