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Outlook 97/98 in NT Profiles

By sabrinab ·
Do I have to set up different profiles on the NT's for the users using that box or can I use the Microsoft Outlook default profile and adapt it per user that logs into an NT machine.

I am having some problems upgrading to 98. The mapi32.dll hasto be renamed every time and reinstall Outlook (over and over). This is my first time to work with Outlook and NT and we have 60 users. i want to make sure it's set up right. I've had no problems in 97, but lots with the 98 upgrade.

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by Don Christner In reply to Outlook 97/98 in NT Profi ...

Hi Sabrina,
On NT, every time that someone logs on with a new username, a new profile is created. You can setup Outlook to always open the same profile or you can setup Outlook to ask you to select which profile to use when opening Outlook. I am assuming that you are using Outlook with an Exchange server.

You will only be able to open the Outlook profile if you are logged on to NT with the a profile that allows you access to the Outlook mailbox.

Between NT, Outlook and Exchange, you have a ton of information to digest.
Good luck,
Don

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by sabrinab In reply to Outlook 97/98 in NT Profi ...

I always assumed that I could utilize the Microsoft Outlook default profile for all users and then after they have logged on add in the exchange service and their information.

What do I do abou the 98 upgrade and the dll issue? No matter what I do if a new user logs on it has to be reinstalled.

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by jwbogart In reply to Outlook 97/98 in NT Profi ...

There is no such thing as a "default" profile for Outlook on an NT box. If Joe User tries to access mail before a profile has been created for him, Outlook will build him some personal folders on the fly, but he will not be connected to the Exchangeserver. You can however, build server-based roaming profiles for your users.

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by sabrinab In reply to Outlook 97/98 in NT Profi ...

So what's my real problem with Outlook and the upgrade to 98? If I am successful in upgrading as soon as a different user tries to use the machine if they try to open Outlook and set it up I get the "Corrupt DLL" message and have to reinstall (for all users?!) Doesn't make sense.

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by Magetower In reply to Outlook 97/98 in NT Profi ...

The problem you may be having is with the users profiles. If the profiles are being maintained locally then when you upgrade using one account on the local machine it upgrades that user profile on the spot. The other user profiles will not attempt the upgrade until they logon to the system.

Also, if you had any special additions to Outlook97 loaded the existing 97 profiles may not upgrade correctly causing the problem.

Another thought just came to mind. Sometimes when you upgrade from 97to 98 it changes the e-mail service type. I have had it 'forget' that the Corporate/Workgroup setting was in use and it installed Internet Only instead. You may want to check it out.

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by James_Randy In reply to Outlook 97/98 in NT Profi ...

If you are still tackling this problem, perhaps you should consider calling your local super-hero.

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