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bigfastf150

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Hi,

I'm hoping someone can help me. On the domain at work I have set up desktop redirection and folder redirection so whenever a user goes to a different computer their documents and their desktop travel with them. What I'd like to do is find out if there's a way I can set up something that would make their exchange settings in Outlook go with them so I don't have to set up their mailbox on every computer.

If it helps, I've created a .PRF file that should work for the account settings. I just need to know how to get outlook to import that when a user launches Outlook for the first time and there's no profile for them. Some type of login script or batch file maybe?

Edited by bigfastf150, 26 October 2007 - 09:05 AM.

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SEOvivian

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please!!!
someone who can help us!! i've never could setup the outlook either.
I have it at the office but not at home and i really need it!
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i'm not sure h ow to do it manually...but i use a product called "desktop authority" by scriptlogic...it's basically a scripting engine that allows you to create logon scripts that can do just about anything you'd ever want to do in a windows domain (map drives, connect printers, all kinds of stuff)...and they have an outlook section where you can set all of that stuff up automatically at logon...

mine will connect outlook to the user's account, then create and connect a PST file for them to use as mail storage....all without me touching anything
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Ah thanks. I managed to find a script on a website, scriptinganswers.com if I remember correctly. It does exactly what I need. It checks for an Outlook profile at logon, if it finds one it stops. If it doesn't find one then it copies the .PRF file from the netlogon folder and sets up Outlook. Then it writes a key to the registry (I believe) for the script to tell whether it's been run or not.
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