nk2 Outlook files

Posted on 2012-09-07
Last Modified: 2013-10-22

I have roaming profiles and have a mixture of windows XP and Windows 7 on my network. Most PC's are running Outlook 2007

When a user roams to another desk, they get all their profile etc but the autocomplete for their Outlook history list never comes across??

I am using Group policy on a windows 2003 domain to redirect desktop and My documents etc. I recently added a policy for AppData to roam which works ok, but still i cant get their Outlook history or Email signatures in Outlook to raom to another PC.

What am i doing wrong?
Question by:monarchit
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    The path for NK2 on XP and Windows 7 are different,

    For Outlook 2003/2007 with Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003:
    The location of the nk2 file is C:\Documents and Settings\[User Profile]\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
    The name of the NK2 file is identical to the Outlook profile name, with .nk2 extension.

    For Outlook 2003/2007 with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows server 2008:
    The location of the nk2 file is C:\Users\[User Profile]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook
    The name of the NK2 file is identical to the Outlook profile name, with .nk2 extension.

    I am sure sure how will they work on two different OS.

    Accepted Solution

    I have just realised that when anybody roams to a different desk, when they log into Outlook, it automatically creates Outlook Default Profile and obviously creates a NK2 file called that.

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    found solution

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