Outlook Cached mode and Windows Roaming profiles


Our company is currently using Windows 7 with Exchange 2013 along with a mixture of Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013. Are there any best practices regarding Windows Roaming profiles with Cached mode in Outlook.
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Don S.Commented:
Best practice is don't mix the two.  The outlook cache (*.ost) file won't roam, and you wouldn't want it to with the size that it gets.  If you have to use roaming profiles, then you should put Outlook in online mode.

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Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
I agree with Dons6718:  Cached Exchange Mode should not be used with roaming profiles because OST files can be very, very large (I've seen them as large as 20 or 30GB).
William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Agreed. Roaming profiles can be a nightmare anyway and dragging a cached mailbox around makes them worse. The only alternative to not using them would be to set mailbox max size limits, which can create a whole other set of problems.
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