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By amulford ·
My Win. NT users have roaming profiles. However, their Outlook 2000 Personal Folders will not roam. (We use .pst instead of .ost because Outlook folders cannot be shared). They are stored in c:\winnt\profile\username\localsettings\application data\microsoft\outlook - on the machine they use most often. When they log on somewhere else, the file cannot be found. If I check their profiles on the server, it only shows me ...\application data\microsoft - the outlook folder is not there. Where can I store these personal folders so that they roam?

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Roaming Email Folders

Since you don't need the file locally in this case, Store the .pst files on the server (for security reasons and backup reasons as well) in the users' home dir and the logon script should be mapping this dir...Then point your outlook to the new .pstlocation @ \\server\homedir

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by amulford In reply to Roaming Email Folders

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by simon.wellborne In reply to Roaming Email Folders

Hmmm, the "Local Settings" folder is included in the profile that is saved back to your server. I would recommend checking the location on your server where the user profiles are stored and make sure that the "local settings" directory is there.
If so, then it should be copied back to any workstation that the user logs on to, and the directory paths should be the same.

If the "Local settings" folder has not been copied back to the server, have you ever specified (in NTConfig.pol or registry) to restrict some folders being copied back to with the profile??

The previous correspondents suggestion about using a home directory is a work-around, but it should work straight out of the box as mentioned (It does for me).

Email direct if you would like some further assistance.

Good luck

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by cryingdragon In reply to Roaming Email Folders

I haven't found a drop-dead solution to
your question. The action I'm taking is to
have users put their .pst into their home
directory on the server, then having them
point the service to their .pst on the
server.

Mike

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