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    Outlook 2010 - Autoconfiguration Issue

    Hi Guys,

    I want to move my staff members over to Outlook 2010 but cannot find a way of auto-configuring the application. When a user logos onto a workstation and opens Outlook they are presented with the first run window. Three clicks later and the software automatically finds the Exchange server and downloads the mail.

    but.... if the user moves to another machine then they once again are asked for three clicks to configure the software.

    We use mandatory profiles and have the Outlook 2010 admx file on our DC - so we can configure it direct. We just cannot find a way to remove these first run clicks.

    Any advice appreciated,

    Regards

    Gareth

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    The way i have always done it is using Richprofile - RichProfile

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    Hi FN

    Sorry to ask but what command have you got in your batch file or VBS file? I have:

    RichProfile.exe <myserver> %UserName% %username% Y D

    It has worked as a logon script on one machine but doesn't seem to be working on other machines. Also when it did work it went through the whole process of first run etc.

    Am I missing something obvious? I wanted to avoid all of that.

    Also are you running it as a .bat or as a VB Script file.

    Cheers

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    I used to run it as a batch file on login. The user didn't even know it was running. There where no prompts or anything. I never tested with 2010 though.

    It does sound like a switch is wrong. Not sure if you can use the username variable for the profile name.

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    Hi,

    Well I've put it into the Startup options in the startmenu and it works fine there. Not sure why it will not run as a logon script. So it is working - a bit slow sometimes but it's ok.

    Weird.

    Gareth

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    Did you know they now charge for this software for schools? I have the free version but the developer now says the newest version from here: Automate Outlook Profile Deployment is chargable.

    Gutted and a real shame. Still they have offered it for half price. It is $398 full price.

    Gareth

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    Go to control panel - Add/Remove programs - Microsoft Office 2010 Professional - Change - Add/Remove features

    Then, next to Microsoft Outlook, select "Run all from My Computer" and then continue.

    Let it configure, restart the computer and try again. Hopefully this will work.

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