Bulk change setting for MS Outlook to Google Apps.

Posted on 2012-08-10
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Last Modified: 2012-09-12
I am going to change our email server to Google Apps,
Username and password still be same, but I have to change Incomming and Out Going  Address and port for a lot of people, they are using MS Outlook.

How can I do that?
Question by:JameMeck
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If you have a domain, you can set the server settings via Group-Polices.
But users may have to confirm the password.

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I downloaded OCT, and group policy template but I cannot find out where to change SMTP and POP3 address.
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Group Policies for Outlook are mostly for exchange server, nevertheless newer versions use autodiscover.

At least as I remember, Outlook 2003 stores the SMTP / POP3 settings in binary format in the registry, for 2007 and 2010 not sure.
If they are stored in the registry, you can just overwrite them by a group policy, which changes the settings to the right values.
But I can check this first at the end of the week.

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