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Is there anyway to have Outlook automatically configure itself?

By tullyhall ·
Hi all!

We get a lot of visitors in our office, some who are employees with my company, and some who are not.

I'm trying to set up a couple "walk-up" stations where employees from other locations can sit down, log in with their network credentials, and Outlook will be configured for them based on that information.

As it stands now, I have to be present and manually configure Outlook to point to the correct server.


-Tully

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Intranet Web Mail?

by oldbaritone In reply to Is there anyway to have O ...

For the situation you describe, it may be easier to set up an intranet web mail site rather than connecting directly with outlook. That way, windows won't need to create local profiles for so many users who are just visiting this office.

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OWA

by CG IT In reply to Intranet Web Mail?

will work inside or outside

Good idea for public accessible computers.

The best part is a generic restricted login for visitors.

I'd really lock down the device. stick it on it's own subnet, remove CD/DVD drives. Lock down USB ports. restrict web browser to only approved sites. Use a proxy for web browser.
modify the OWA login page so that only the public computer button is available.

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PRF file

by MrLoganyc In reply to Is there anyway to have O ...

Microsoft provide the tools for you.
Download the Office Resource Kit tools for your version of Office and then create a PRF file. That can be deployed either as part of the installation or in a login script. The deployment options are discussed in the Office Resource Kit tools documentation on MS web site.

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