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    Please could you tell me if it is possible to script importing a pst to multiple machines?


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    ps we dont use exchange

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    Not sure I understand. Why do you want to do this?

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    Please could you tell me if it is possible to script importing a pst to multiple machines
    If you don't use Exchange, this is what I would recommend. Within a users My Documents (typically mapped as H:\), create a folder called "Outlook" and copy/move the PST file into this folder.

    Open up Outlook 2003 (in this example) and navigate to:

    Tools > Options > Mail Setup > Data Files

    Click 'Add', navigate to H:\Outlook and select the PST. All mailboxes should now be populated. You need to repeat this procedure for all users you want to use the PST file with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    If you don't use Exchange, this is what I would recommend. Within a users My Documents (typically mapped as H:\), create a folder called "Outlook" and copy/move the PST file into this folder.

    Open up Outlook 2003 (in this example) and navigate to:

    Tools > Options > Mail Setup > Data Files

    Click 'Add', navigate to H:\Outlook and select the PST. All mailboxes should now be populated. You need to repeat this procedure for all users you want to use the PST file with.
    Hi,

    would you know where the registry setting is so I could do this with out making the profile an man and potentially compromising a good profile?

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    As far as I know Outlook doesn't like a single pst being opened by multiple users... unles I am misunderstanding what you are trying to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    As far as I know Outlook doesn't like a single pst being opened by multiple users... unles I am misunderstanding what you are trying to do.
    If I am correct, a pst file holds the email inbox, sent etc. so a line like h:\%username%\outlook

    would do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEO View Post
    If I am correct, a pst file holds the email inbox, sent etc. so a line like h:\%username%\outlook

    would do the trick.
    Yes correct the pst file does hold that information i know this as mine travels around with me hehe

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    one thig I have never been able to find in a outlook registry setting is the email settings. I think this bit is in hex style code, so a quick test and then make sure that the username and password settings are removed or everything will end up going through your email account.

    I should imagine that the user will then be asked for their user credentials before outlook is fully accessiable

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    If you have many users to do (say more than 10), I would seriously have a look at Exchange. Education prices are really cheap and it will save you a lot of time!

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    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/or...402581033.aspx

    Have a look at what you think of the Outlook Profile Tool.

    I use it here to setup outlook for staff, but there shouldn't be any reason why you can't use it and the path suggestion mentioned previously to do it - you could come up with a different way, but keep in mind that it will have to be the same for all your users.

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