Roaming profiles Outlook 2007
Had a question regarding roaming Outlook profiles. Is this a common thread for Outook 2007...where any user logging on through AD on a 'foreign' machine will be able to access their mail through Outlook without having to enter server info etc...? Also, is there an easy way to set this up on Outlook 2003?
October 30th, 2007 4:56pm

Outlook 07 with Exchange 07 will use the autodiscover service to configure the outlook profile. This feature is not available in outlook 2003. Now if you are using roaming profiles in the active directory sense of the term, then everything in the users' directory would follow them to any machine in the domain/forest.http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Profile-Folder-Redirection-Windows-Server-2003.html
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October 30th, 2007 8:56pm

Hm...well wouldn't you be able to utilize roaming profiles to copy over Outlook settings folders?
October 31st, 2007 1:37pm

You certainly could. Just be aware of the network and performance implications.
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October 31st, 2007 3:31pm

Is the roaming profile different than the creation of a new profile when an AD user authenticates to the doman on a new computer?
October 31st, 2007 4:18pm

Very different as the entire profile directory is copied from a network share (think WAN implications). This definitly isn't something to just 'turn on' without doing your homework.
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October 31st, 2007 4:20pm

Hm...due to my AD ignorance where are the user profile directories stored? On the primary DC? Also, if a user 'roams' to a certain pc often, does the network copy append any profile changes or does it doaclean copy every time?
November 1st, 2007 3:47pm

You can define locations. The entire profile is copied to/from network share on logon/logoff http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/b41402c2-c982-4bfb-891e-91b47f211e181033.mspx?mfr=true
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November 1st, 2007 3:49pm

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