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By mrahhali ·
in our organisation we have little issue, when we create a new user, the scriopt create AD account as well as an email based on exchange 2003. however, when the user login for the 1st time to his machine and launch outlook it ask him to put the exchange details... how can we avoid this from ahppening, i know there is a tool in ecahnge, but i cant figure it out, any suggestions will be very much appreciated

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You need to create an email profile on each machine...

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to first time user accessing ...

When using Exchange, you need to create a user/mail profile on the machine before trying to run Outlook the first time.

Depending on how you have the view set on the computer, it's located at either:

Start -> Control Panel -> Users -> Mail

or, in Classic View

Start -> Control Panel -> Mail

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i dont thing this what i am alooking for, but thanks

by mrahhali In reply to You need to create an ema ...

well i dont wanna create a profile on each machine, the idea is to use a script or kinda Mapi tooltik that do that for you.
imagine we have to do the same process for 100X of users

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Links

by Wizard-09 In reply to i dont thing this what i ...

I beleive this is what you looking for hope it all helps you.

Here are some moe links to help you
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_22945584.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+outlook+prf

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_21790909.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+outlook+prf


For office 2007 unattended installation I have got some links which can do it. I have also created the installation package from here.

http://www.msfn.org/board/Office_2007_Unattended_Setup_and_Fine_tun_t72392.html
http://forum.landesk.com/showthread.php?t=9341


You will need an Enterprise or Corporate Disc and Product Key to create a unattended install of Office 2007, it is done differently in Office 2007 as it uses MSPs (Windows Installer Patches) rather than MSTs (Windows Installer Transforms) to customize the install sequence.

There is a thread, with instructions on MSFN: http://www.msfn.org/board/lofiversion/index.php/t72392.html

"For Professional Plus, you need to follow these steps:
1. Copy the install source files to your application server.
2. Run setup.exe /admin to configure product options, enter the serial number, etc.
3. Save the resulting .msp file into the Updates folder in the Office 2007 directory on your application server.

I got this which I saved it for future use. Hope this helps.

Here is another excellent procedure to configure outlook profiles automatically. It is a MST file with which you can combine with the unattended installation of office 2003 and later you can login to any machine and your outlook is ready to user even with the pst created for you.

Download the Office Resource Kit files from here

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011401701033.aspx

Here is the installation procedure

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011525761033.aspx

When you install Outlook you should configure the outlook profile as part of creating a transform file with the Custom Installation Wizard. If you have already deployed outlook then you can modify the installation using the custom maintenance wizard.

Create a maintenance wizard file that configure outlook with the name of your exchange server and %username% as the user name, then copy the maintwiz.exe file to the startup scripts folder of a GPO and create a startup script to apply the maintwiz file to the machine.

Once applied, new profiles will simply have to launch outlook and it will connect to exchange automatically. I generally create a CNAME for the Exchange server called "mail" and configure outlook to point to this. This way if you migrate to a new exchange server you wont have to modify all your desktops again.

The Custom Installation Wizard and the Custom Maintenance Wizard are both part of the Office Resource Kit.
I have created a MST file for Office 2003 with Sp2.While installing Office just copy the below command and paste in Run Prompt > Enter

\\Machinename\Office2003withSp2\setup.exe TRANSFORMS="\\Machinename\Office2003withSp2\New Custom Setup File.MST" /qb-

If you have a different installation path change the content marked in red. Make sure the folders dont have spaces.

The installation is done automatically without any users interface with Sp2.
The main purpose of using this code is when ever any user logs in with his user name for the first time the outlook will get configured by itself.

1. Exchange name
2. Username
3. PST file is created in D drive.
4. Route to PST for receiving mails
All are done by itself.

This saves 5 min of our time to configure Outlook for new joiners. We can install once in a Image to use it henceforth.

If you are configuring for a existing user you just need to change the PST of the user to the old PST path.

Hope this helps...

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Nice collection of links you have there....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Links

You've obviously spent a little time putting that list together! Good job!

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Nice one

by mrahhali In reply to Links

good one thanks for all your help ad your time

i have found a solution as well, you put the following as an .prf file format and you put it in the following location:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

;Automatically generated PRF file from the Microsoft Office Customization and Installation Wizard

; **************************************************************
; Section 1 - Profile Defaults
; **************************************************************

[General]
Custom=1
DefaultProfile=Yes
OverwriteProfile=Append
ModifyDefaultProfileIfPresent=False
BackupProfile=No

; **************************************************************
; Section 2 - Services in Profile
; **************************************************************

[Service List]
;ServiceX=Microsoft Outlook Client
ServiceEGS=Exchange Global Section
Service1=Microsoft Exchange Server
ServiceEGS=Exchange Global Section

;***************************************************************
; Section 3 - List of internet accounts
;***************************************************************

[Internet Account List]

;***************************************************************
; Section 4 - Default values for each service.
;***************************************************************

[ServiceEGS]
MailboxName=%UserName%
HomeServer=WAES-EMAIL

[Service1]
OverwriteExistingService=Yes
UniqueService=Yes
MailboxName=%UserName%
HomeServer=WAES-EMAIL
AccountName=Microsoft Exchange Server

ServiceX]
;FormDirectoryPage=
;-- The URL of Exchange Web Services Form Directory page used to create Web forms.
;WebServicesLocation=
;-- The URL of Exchange Web Services page used to display unknown forms.
;ComposeWithWebServices=
;-- Set to TRUE to use Exchange Web Services to compose forms.
;PromptWhenUsingWebServices=
;-- Set to TRUE to use Exchange Web Services to display unknown forms.
;OpenWithWebServices=
;-- Set to TRUE to prompt user before opening unknown forms when using Exchange Web Services.


;***************************************************************
; Section 5 - Values for each internet account.
;***************************************************************

;***************************************************************
; Section 6 - Mapping for profile properties
;***************************************************************

[Microsoft Exchange Server]
ServiceName=MSEMS
MDBGUID=5494A1C0297F101BA58708002B2A2517
MailboxName=PT_STRING8,0x6607
HomeServer=PT_STRING8,0x6608
OfflineAddressBookPath=PT_STRING8,0x660E
OfflineFolderPath=PT_STRING8,0x6610

[Exchange Global Section]
SectionGUID=13dbb0c8aa05101a9bb000aa002fc45a
MailboxName=PT_STRING8,0x6607
HomeServer=PT_STRING8,0x6608
RPCoverHTTPflags=PT_LONG,0x6623
RPCProxyServer=PT_UNICODE,0x6622
RPCProxyPrincipalName=PT_UNICODE,0x6625
RPCProxyAuthScheme=PT_LONG,0x6627
CachedExchangeConfigFlags=PT_LONG,0x6629

[Microsoft Mail]
ServiceName=MSFS
ServerPath=PT_STRING8,0x6600
Mailbox=PT_STRING8,0x6601
Password=PT_STRING8,0x67f0
RememberPassword=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6606
ConnectionType=PT_LONG,0x6603
UseSessionLog=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6604
SessionLogPath=PT_STRING8,0x6605
EnableUpload=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6620
EnableDownload=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6621
UploadMask=PT_LONG,0x6622
NetBiosNotification=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6623
NewMailPollInterval=PT_STRING8,0x6624
DisplayGalOnly=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6625
UseHeadersOnLAN=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6630
UseLocalAdressBookOnLAN=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6631
UseExternalToHelpDeliverOnLAN=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6632
UseHeadersOnRAS=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6640
UseLocalAdressBookOnRAS=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6641
UseExternalToHelpDeliverOnRAS=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6639
ConnectOnStartup=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6642
DisconnectAfterRetrieveHeaders=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6643
DisconnectAfterRetrieveMail=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6644
DisconnectOnExit=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6645
DefaultDialupConnectionName=PT_STRING8,0x6646
DialupRetryCount=PT_STRING8,0x6648
DialupRetryDelay=PT_STRING8,0x6649

[Personal Folders]
ServiceName=MSPST MS
Name=PT_STRING8,0x3001
PathToPersonalFolders=PT_STRING8,0x6700
RememberPassword=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6701
EncryptionType=PT_LONG,0x6702
Password=PT_STRING8,0x6703

[Unicode Personal Folders]
ServiceName=MSUPST MS
Name=PT_UNICODE,0x3001
PathToPersonalFolders=PT_STRING8,0x6700
RememberPassword=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6701
EncryptionType=PT_LONG,0x6702
Password=PT_STRING8,0x6703

[Outlook Address Book]
ServiceName=CONTAB

[LDAP Directory]
ServiceName=EMABLT
ServerName=PT_STRING8,0x6600
UserName=PT_STRING8,0x6602
UseSSL=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6613
UseSPA=PT_BOOLEAN,0x6615
DisableVLV=PT_LONG,0x6616
DisplayName=PT_STRING8,0x3001
ConnectionPort=PT_STRING8,0x6601
SearchTimeout=PT_STRING8,0x6607
MaxEntriesReturned=PT_STRING8,0x6608
SearchBase=PT_STRING8,0x6603

[Microsoft Outlook Client]
SectionGUID=0a0d020000000000c000000000000046
FormDirectoryPage=PT_STRING8,0x0270
WebServicesLocation=PT_STRING8,0x0271
ComposeWithWebServices=PT_BOOLEAN,0x0272
PromptWhenUsingWebServices=PT_BOOLEAN,0x0273
OpenWithWebServices=PT_BOOLEAN,0x0274
CachedExchangeMode=PT_LONG,0x041f
CachedExchangeSlowDetect=PT_BOOLEAN,0x0420

[Personal Address Book]
ServiceName=MSPST AB
NameOfPAB=PT_STRING8,0x001e3001
Path=PT_STRING8,0x001e6600
ShowNamesBy=PT_LONG,0x00036601

; ************************************************************************
; Section 7 - Mapping for internet account properties. DO NOT MODIFY.
; ************************************************************************


AccountType=POP3
;--- POP3 Account Settings ---
AccountName=PT_UNICODE,0x0002
DisplayName=PT_UNICODE,0x000B
EmailAddress=PT_UNICODE,0x000C
;--- POP3 Account Settings ---
POP3Server=PT_UNICODE,0x0100
POP3UserName=PT_UNICODE,0x0101
POP3UseSPA=PT_LONG,0x0108
Organization=PT_UNICODE,0x0107
ReplyEmailAddress=PT_UNICODE,0x0103
POP3Port=PT_LONG,0x0104
POP3UseSSL=PT_LONG,0x0105
; --- SMTP Account Settings ---
SMTPServer=PT_UNICODE,0x0200
SMTPUseAuth=PT_LONG,0x0203
SMTPAuthMethod=PT_LONG,0x0208
SMTPUserName=PT_UNICODE,0x0204
SMTPUseSPA=PT_LONG,0x0207
ConnectionType=PT_LONG,0x000F
ConnectionOID=PT_UNICODE,0x0010
SMTPPort=PT_LONG,0x0201
SMTPUseSSL=PT_LONG,0x0202
ServerTimeOut=PT_LONG,0x0209
LeaveOnServer=PT_LONG,0x1000

[IMAP_I_Mail]
AccountType=IMAP
;--- IMAP Account Settings ---
AccountName=PT_UNICODE,0x0002
DisplayName=PT_UNICODE,0x000B
EmailAddress=PT_UNICODE,0x000C
;--- IMAP Account Settings ---
IMAPServer=PT_UNICODE,0x0100
IMAPUserName=PT_UNICODE,0x0101
IMAPUseSPA=PT_LONG,0x0108
Organization=PT_UNICODE,0x0107
ReplyEmailAddress=PT_UNICODE,0x0103
IMAPPort=PT_LONG,0x0104
IMAPUseSSL=PT_LONG,0x0105
; --- SMTP Account Settings ---
SMTPServer=PT_UNICODE,0x0200
SMTPUseAuth=PT_LONG,0x0203
SMTPAuthMethod=PT_LONG,0x0208
SMTPUserName=PT_UNICODE,0x0204
SMTPUseSPA=PT_LONG,0x0207
ConnectionType=PT_LONG,0x000F
ConnectionOID=PT_UNICODE,0x0010
SMTPPort=PT_LONG,0x0201
SMTPUseSSL=PT_LONG,0x0202
ServerTimeOut=PT_LONG,0x0209
CheckNewImap=PT_LONG,0x1100
RootFolder=PT_UNICODE,0x1101

[INET_HTTP]
AccountType=HOTMAIL
Account=PT_UNICODE,0x0002
HttpServer=PT_UNICODE,0x0100
UserName=PT_UNICODE,0x0101
Organization=PT_UNICODE,0x0107
UseSPA=PT_LONG,0x0108
TimeOut=PT_LONG,0x0209
Reply=PT_UNICODE,0x0103
EmailAddress=PT_UNICODE,0x000C
FullName=PT_UNICODE,0x000B
Connection Type=PT_LONG,0x000F
ConnectOID=PT_UNICODE,0x0010

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Thanks

by Wizard-09 In reply to Nice one

Glad i could be of some help, if you found the information useful please mark it as so. This will help someone else with the same problem

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