Force PST Path Change In Outlook 2003,2007 and 2010
Posted on 2011-10-07
I am trying to change the PST path in Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 clients via Group Policy Management Console on windows Server 2008 dmoain controller. I've installed the ADM for Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007 and 2010 and have entered the path in the policy and enabled the policy (only on Outlook 2007 & -2010 as Oulook 2003 is handled via registry hack).
---The old path is \\servername\shared_folder\username.pst
---I want the new path to be a file cluster name: \\filecluster\pst\username\%username%.pst
I've made the policy change for both Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 (since their same policy object, it's easy to do). I've forced the policy update on a test machine, but when I look in Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007, they both show the autoarchive path is still local. I don't understand why the path won't change.
--I am already aware of Microsoft's stance on PST files on a network share, so no need to elaborate on that.
--Also, I have a test OU and a group with test users to apply the GPO to.
I discovered the GPO deal DOES work, but only with NEW profiles. This doesn't help me with existing outlook profiles - I cannot delete those, so it's not even an option. I need to know how to make the PST redirection work...step-by-step on exisiting profiles.
Can anyone tell me what the problem is with getting the path to change on 2007 and 2010 and show me step-by-step how to correct this? Also how can I do this for my Outlook 2003 too? This is a production problem for me, so your assistance is GREATLY needed.