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Server 2012 R2 - RDS and Outlook Config

Hello,

We have a new Server 2012 R2 RDS Connection Broker with two session hosts.

When a user logs into a session host for the first time, they are prompted to configure Outlook. Is there a way to configure the RDS servers so their mailbox is available immediately?

If not, how can we configure the defaults for auto-config? By default, the user has cached-mode enabled and we would rather have them use online mode.
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You can disable cached mode with group policy. And several other defaults. Preconfiguring outlook profiles and totally skipping the initial setupmrequires third-party solutions though.

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Thanks! Do you recommend setting any other Outlook defaults in a Server 2012 R2 / RDS environment?
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Not universally, no.

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Do you know any of the third-party solutions to auto-configure Outlook on Server 2012 R2?
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SCCM, most MDM solutions, etc.