Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook
I was wondering if anyone has successfully deployed Google Apps at their school, using the Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook?
I am particularly interested in the deployment of the sync tool, and the subsequent GPO settings - most importantly the creation of an Outlook Profile File (prf). Is this something we should do ourselves, or do Google provide a template prf?
Any experience/advice would be much appreciated, e.g. performance issues, SSO integration, recommended registry settings, PST file location and size issues, etc. I am aware of the following resource:
Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook® - Google Apps Help
I have contacted Google Enterprise Support :mad: and asked about setting up prf profiles for users, and their response was as follows:
“…there is no option to automatically configure google apps so that users will be prompted to user the Google apps sync tool the first time they login. So as long as users have their username/password, they should be able to download, install and setup the google apps sync tool…” :eek:
Any experience/advice from those using Google Apps would be appreciated – including those using IMAP or the web interface only. Has anyone managed to successfully set up internet filters that permit users to log in to their school Google Apps gmail account, but block them from logging in to their personal account? If not, has this caused a problem at the school?