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    Hi Guys,

    Here is the situation. Our exchange is being outsourced so its not physically present in our data center and we are not managing it. Now we have roaming users and they dont want their outlook to be reconfigured every time they login to different computers. Is there a way i could make this situation automated? That when they open outlook in a different computer outlook will automatically configure itself and point to the PST file which is by the way Located on their Home drive. Or do we really need to configure it in exchange server. TIA
    Ronuel
    MCP
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  • #2
    Re: Outlook Config for Roaming Users

    Can you use roaming profiles?
    Note that MS do not recommend having a PST file on a network drive
    (and why are they using PSTs in an Exchange environment) -- which version of Outlook are they using?
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Outlook Config for Roaming Users

      Yes we can use roaming profile. But right now all their profiles are Stored locally. Is roaming profile only the option?

      Note that MS do not recommend having a PST file on a network drive - I didnt know this

      (and why are they using PSTs in an Exchange environment) -- which version of Outlook are they using? - Outlook 2007

      Well actually when i came in to this company this was their process
      manual configure pop and smtp etc..

      Thanks
      Ronuel
      MCP
      There is only one way to find Out..Its to try it and/or Do it...

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      • #4
        Re: Outlook Config for Roaming Users

        Any other inputs on this guys? I really cant let outlook follow the user (meaning: I have to configure outlook every time the user logins/transfers to another computer. thier pst files are in their home drive. ) Do I really need 3rd party for this or exchange server?
        Ronuel
        MCP
        There is only one way to find Out..Its to try it and/or Do it...

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        • #5
          Re: Outlook Config for Roaming Users

          NonoRonuel, all we know about your setup is:
          Exchange is being outsourced
          You do not manage your Exchange Server
          You are using Outlook 2007
          PST files are stored on a Home Drive (on a local Server? )
          You may or may not be using POP and SMPT

          What are you using Exchange for as it doesn't appear to be used for email?
          What is the Exchange version that you don't have access to?
          How many users in your organisation?

          Some possible reading material for Roaming Profiles. http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...oaming&gs_rfai=
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          • #6
            Re: Outlook Config for Roaming Users

            My issue has been solved by Roaming Profile. Thanks Guys
            Ronuel
            MCP
            There is only one way to find Out..Its to try it and/or Do it...

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            • #7
              Re: Outlook Config for Roaming Users

              Only other way would have been a logon script running a prf file (does that still exist in current versions of outlook?)

              Glad its fixed, anyway
              Tom Jones
              MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
              PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
              IT Trainer / Consultant
              Ossian Ltd
              Scotland

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