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Keeping Outlook current on two PCs

By Sean Wyatt ·
I have a user that runs Outlook on a desktop PC and a laptop. We are running Exchange 2000. The user insists on having all emails available on both machines all the time. Currently this is done by keeping the .pst file in the briefcase and synchonizing this. Then the desktop keeps messages on the server instead of moving them to the .pst file and the notebook downloads these. Sent items must be copied back and forth manually.
removing personal folders and keeping all messages on the server will not work as the notebook goes all over and cannot reach our server outside the LAN. Even implementing VPN would not work well because the user wants to keep EVERYTHING and opening a huge message store over a dial-up Internet connection would not work so well. I have considered Outlook Web Access, but am not yet willing to open up this server to web access.
I need a nice easy way to keep this user's messages together regardless of which PC he uses.

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by fchadney In reply to Keeping Outlook current o ...

Hi, Here's what I do:

Keep the desktop PC as it is, but then enable offline folder use on the laptop. Configure it so that he must manually send/recieve on the laptop. He can select whichever folder he wants to take with him. This will only work, however, if you have a MAPI session to the server (In other words, the VPN)

Working like a charm! I have many users configured this way.

Regards,

Faren Chadney

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