Roaming Outlook?

I have a Small Business Server 2008 with Exchange Server 2007 all set up and I would like the client to be able on any computer to see their emails without going though the set-up; if I am not mistaken it is called roaming profile?
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George ZarifAsked:
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Outlook Anywhere or Outlook Web Access.

For OWA:
 Log onto the Remote Web Workplace: https://remote.company.com/remote
 Click the Read my E-mail link.
 Outlook Web Access is then accessed for full Outlook like connectivity.

For OA:
 Configure Outlook on remote machine for RPC/HTTPS.
 See SBS Help. ;)

Philip
George ZarifAuthor Commented:
I know about the web access. Maybe I didn't explain well, what I need is that when any client log into any computer (within the company/domain) I want them to be able to access their email automatically without setting anything up, a simple click on Microsoft Outlook.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
One of the properties in the SBS Console for redirection is the Application Folders.

This may solve the problem by moving configuration files and such to the server so that user's profiles are central.

Note the "May".

Introducing redirected folders for system files and folders can bring in more problems than good. Roaming Profiles are a problem at the best of time. Just search EE on those terms.

Philip

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George ZarifAuthor Commented:
So just to make sure I understand, it is a roaming profile where you create a shared folder in the C directory and link it with the user in the Active Directory?
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
What RPs are:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roaming_user_profile
Configuration in GP:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738596(WS.10).aspx

Folder Redirection:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232692

Note that Folder Redirection is managed in the SBS Console under the Users tab.

Philip
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Unfortunately outlook profiles don't roam, and some of the registry entries won't even follow a redirected applications folder. There are several reasons for this, but the most notable is the syncing of OST files and ensuring data integrity, so you must go through setup the first time you use outlook on any computer to set up the local data files that do not roam. This cannot be avoided.

-Cliff
George ZarifAuthor Commented:
do be honest, I worked as some companies were they had ONLY the "My Documents" linked to the network drives and the E-Mails.

So at any computer I logged in I was able to read my emails without the setup and anything I had in "My Document" i would see it.
nsgjohnCommented:
Here is a link to the Office Policy Templates for 2010:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=64b837b6-0aa0-4c07-bc34-bec3990a7956&displaylang=en
You can install those and then create group policies that should setup Outlook for you when the user logs in for the first time.

Here is also a link to a page that shows how to install them:
http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/policies.htm

That one also includes links to the Policy Templates for other Office versions as well.

I would start there if it were me.
pcuniteCommented:
I would not use Roaming profiles ... too much trouble. Outlook Profiler gets recommend a lot for this type situation.
George ZarifAuthor Commented:
How to I do the Outlook Profiler???
George ZarifAuthor Commented:
Sorry that was bad grammar; what I want to say is that I need the steps on how to setup outlook 2003 profile so that I don't have set up the client's email settings on each computer, I want them to be done automatically.
pcuniteCommented:
Sorry that was bad grammar; what I want to say is that I need the steps on how to setup outlook 2003 profile so that I don't have set up the client's email settings on each computer, I want them to be done automatically.

Right ... well you would download Outlook Profiler (google it) and then run their peditor.exe tool. It looks just like Outlook ... run that tool and setup the profile one time. Then you would put all the files on a public share and fire it with a logon bat script.
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