I am currently looking for some recommendations on what should be done for a client environment. The current setup is a hosted exchange server, local Server 2012 R2 servers and roaming profiles with folder redirection set up.
In order to further allow people to move around, I need to sort out the Outlook side of things so that users can move computers and access their email as they had done on a previous computer.
Currently users use Cached Exchange so that in the odd case the network is done, they can still access their emails etc (until last update/change).
I have read a number of the articles that have ranged from this doesnt work, to it works using some batch files to using profiler programs (with cached mode turned off).
I am looking for some recommendations as to the best set up that people have implemented that:
- Minimises data loss/corruption of outlook data file (if applicable)
- Allows users to move without having to know the exchange server settings
- if possible, allow for them to view their emails when the network is down or they are disconnected.
- not require users to wait until their email file is downloaded
I know that some of the above are mutually exclusive however that is the wish list at this stage and would be keen to hear the trade offs when looking at the best practices.