+ 0 Votes change OE data store location dj4904 7 years ago Users can change their data store manually by going to: Tools:Options:Maintenance menu and clicking "Store Folder..." To do this with a group policy, you would have to modify the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\<identity serial>\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0" key, which may be a pain. I would look into the latest GPO available by loading the latest 2003 admin tools onto an XP box, loading the GP snap in admin update, then seeing if the OE data store is on the builtin templates list then change it there. otherwise, you'll have to get cozy with some VBScript to enumerate the identities so you could access the key and change the location from: "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\<identiy serial>\Microsoft\Outlook Express\" to something like this: "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook Express\" At the same time you'd want to script the data migration of the folders from the old to new location, and poping up a dialog for them to logout then log back in after the update (in order to get an instant backup of their OE data store in case the OE on their system crashes and burns at the first login attempt with the new settings.) Another option is to move their data out of their roaming profile and to their home directory, which would reduce large login/logout delays, at the expense of overall slower access when running and higher network traffic. Probably not an option for users on wireless, you'd have to test. OR migrate them to Thunderbird :-P + 0 Votes IMAP Donzilla 6 years ago Simplest solution: Switch your users to IMAP. + 0 Votes Need a "Real" E-Mail Client TheChas 7 years ago Your root issue, is that Outlook Express is NOT designed to use network drives for mail file storage. Outlook Express is NOT a limited or reduced version of Outlook, it is a totally separate limited function application. If the cost of Outlook is more than your organization can handle, try out some of the free-ware offerings. Mozilla Thunderbird does have limited support for roaming profiles. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Roaming_profile Since it uses relative paths, it should work for you so long as the users network drive is ALWAYS the same letter. One advantage to Thunderbird is that you can install an OE skin so that it still looks like OE for your users. Another option would be Pegasus. http://www.pmail.com/ Chas + 0 Votes registry hack cc3366 6 years ago go to HEKY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ExcludeProfileDirs and make the value Temporary Internet Files;Temp. Remove the app data value and it should roam with the rest of the profile.