outlook.prf ans SP2  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24 07:14:57 CDT 2005 Top

Outlook General >> outlook.prf ans SP2

I've had a lot of success over the last year using the %userprofile%...
variable in my Outlook Profile Script, i.e., outlook.prf. I've set it to
redirect the default paths for archives and osts.

Recently I updated my Office 2003 Admin share, patched it with SP2 and
redeployed it using software installation GPO and same transform. Everything
went fine accept several end users have gotten an error when opening Outlook,
come to find out it kicked them out of cache mode. Now I have a few dozen
users operating outside of cace mode. When I go to the client I have to
manually
replace "%userprofile% with c:\documents and settings\username." to get it
to work.

really a pain for something that worked so well for so long, any ideas?

Steve

Outlook502  
 
 
Sue





PostPosted: Mon Oct 24 07:14:57 CDT 2005 Top

Outlook General >> outlook.prf ans SP2 Could you post a copy of the first 5 sections of your PRF for testing?=20

--=20
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.turtleflock.com/olconfig/index.htm
and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for=20
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx




> I've had a lot of success over the last year using the =
%userprofile%...=20
> variable in my Outlook Profile Script, i.e., outlook.prf. I've set it =
to=20
> redirect the default paths for archives and osts.
>=20
> Recently I updated my Office 2003 Admin share, patched it with SP2 and =

> redeployed it using software installation GPO and same transform. =
Everything=20
> went fine accept several end users have gotten an error when opening =
Outlook,=20
> come to find out it kicked them out of cache mode. Now I have a few =
dozen=20
> users operating outside of cace mode. When I go to the client I have =
to=20
> manually=20
> replace "%userprofile% with c:\documents and settings\username." to =
get it=20
> to work.
>=20
> really a pain for something that worked so well for so long, any =
ideas?
>=20
> Steve
 
 
Stevef





PostPosted: Mon Oct 24 18:31:02 CDT 2005 Top

Outlook General >> outlook.prf ans SP2 ;Automatically generated PRF file from the Microsoft Office Customization and
Installation Wizard

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

[General]
Custom=1
ProfileName=test
DefaultProfile=Yes
OverwriteProfile=Yes
ModifyDefaultProfileIfPresent=FALSE

; **************************************************************
; 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.
;***************************************************************

[ServiceX]
CachedExchangeMode=0x00000002
CachedExchangeSlowDetect=TRUE

[ServiceEGS]
CachedExchangeConfigFlags=0x00000100
MailboxName=%UserName%
HomeServer=servername
RPCoverHTTPflags=0x0027
RPCProxyServer=domain.com
RPCProxyPrincipalName=msstd:domain.com
RPCProxyAuthScheme=0x0001

[Service1]
OverwriteExistingService=No
UniqueService=Yes
MailboxName=%UserName%
HomeServer=servername
OfflineAddressBookPath=%USERPROFILE%\application data\microsoft\outlook\
OfflineFolderPath=%USERPROFILE%\application data\microsoft\outlook\outlook.ost
AccountName=Microsoft Exchange Server

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

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

The server name and domain have been changed for obvious reasons

Steve



> Could you post a copy of the first 5 sections of your PRF for testing?
>
> --
> Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
> Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
> http://www.turtleflock.com/olconfig/index.htm
> and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
> Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
> http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx
>
>

> > I've had a lot of success over the last year using the %userprofile%...
> > variable in my Outlook Profile Script, i.e., outlook.prf. I've set it to
> > redirect the default paths for archives and osts.
> >
> > Recently I updated my Office 2003 Admin share, patched it with SP2 and
> > redeployed it using software installation GPO and same transform. Everything
> > went fine accept several end users have gotten an error when opening Outlook,
> > come to find out it kicked them out of cache mode. Now I have a few dozen
> > users operating outside of cace mode. When I go to the client I have to
> > manually
> > replace "%userprofile% with c:\documents and settings\username." to get it
> > to work.
> >
> > really a pain for something that worked so well for so long, any ideas?
> >
> > Steve
>
 
 
Stevef





PostPosted: Fri Nov 04 13:38:04 CST 2005 Top

Outlook General >> outlook.prf ans SP2 I guess Sue "just gave up..."

Anyone else know why the %userprofile% variable in Outlook offline folder
files settings stopped working after Office SP2 was deployed????

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

Steve



> ;Automatically generated PRF file from the Microsoft Office Customization and
> Installation Wizard
>
> ; **************************************************************
> ; Section 1 - Profile Defaults
> ; **************************************************************
>
> [General]
> Custom=1
> ProfileName=test
> DefaultProfile=Yes
> OverwriteProfile=Yes
> ModifyDefaultProfileIfPresent=FALSE
>
> ; **************************************************************
> ; 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.
> ;***************************************************************
>
> [ServiceX]
> CachedExchangeMode=0x00000002
> CachedExchangeSlowDetect=TRUE
>
> [ServiceEGS]
> CachedExchangeConfigFlags=0x00000100
> MailboxName=%UserName%
> HomeServer=servername
> RPCoverHTTPflags=0x0027
> RPCProxyServer=domain.com
> RPCProxyPrincipalName=msstd:domain.com
> RPCProxyAuthScheme=0x0001
>
> [Service1]
> OverwriteExistingService=No
> UniqueService=Yes
> MailboxName=%UserName%
> HomeServer=servername
> OfflineAddressBookPath=%USERPROFILE%\application data\microsoft\outlook\
> OfflineFolderPath=%USERPROFILE%\application data\microsoft\outlook\outlook.ost
> AccountName=Microsoft Exchange Server
>
> ;***************************************************************
> ; Section 5 - Values for each internet account.
> ;***************************************************************
>
> ;***************************************************************
> ; Section 6 - Mapping for profile properties
> ;***************************************************************
>
> The server name and domain have been changed for obvious reasons
>
> Steve
>

>
> > Could you post a copy of the first 5 sections of your PRF for testing?
> >
> > --
> > Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
> > Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
> > http://www.turtleflock.com/olconfig/index.htm
> > and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
> > Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
> > http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx
> >
> >

> > > I've had a lot of success over the last year using the %userprofile%...
> > > variable in my Outlook Profile Script, i.e., outlook.prf. I've set it to
> > > redirect the default paths for archives and osts.
> > >
> > > Recently I updated my Office 2003 Admin share, patched it with SP2 and
> > > redeployed it using software installation GPO and same transform. Everything
> > > went fine accept several end users have gotten an error when opening Outlook,
> > > come to find out it kicked them out of cache mode. Now I have a few dozen
> > > users operating outside of cace mode. When I go to the client I have to
> > > manually
> > > replace "%userprofile% with c:\documents and settings\username." to get it
> > > to work.
> > >
> > > really a pain for something that worked so well for so long, any ideas?
> > >
> > > Steve
> >
 
 
Milly





PostPosted: Fri Nov 04 19:15:18 CST 2005 Top

Outlook General >> outlook.prf ans SP2 Sue is probably busy with her personal life since all of us are volunteers
and not subject to "on demand" answers.

--?
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All
unsolicited mail sent to my personal account will be deleted without
reading.

After furious head scratching, Stevef asked:

| I guess Sue "just gave up..."
|
| Anyone else know why the %userprofile% variable in Outlook offline
| folder files settings stopped working after Office SP2 was
| deployed????
|
| Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
|
| Steve
|

|
|| ;Automatically generated PRF file from the Microsoft Office
|| Customization and Installation Wizard
||
|| ; **************************************************************
|| ; Section 1 - Profile Defaults
|| ; **************************************************************
||
|| [General]
|| Custom=1
|| ProfileName=test
|| DefaultProfile=Yes
|| OverwriteProfile=Yes
|| ModifyDefaultProfileIfPresent=FALSE
||
|| ; **************************************************************
|| ; 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.
|| ;***************************************************************
||
|| [ServiceX]
|| CachedExchangeMode=0x00000002
|| CachedExchangeSlowDetect=TRUE
||
|| [ServiceEGS]
|| CachedExchangeConfigFlags=0x00000100
|| MailboxName=%UserName%
|| HomeServer=servername
|| RPCoverHTTPflags=0x0027
|| RPCProxyServer=domain.com
|| RPCProxyPrincipalName=msstd:domain.com
|| RPCProxyAuthScheme=0x0001
||
|| [Service1]
|| OverwriteExistingService=No
|| UniqueService=Yes
|| MailboxName=%UserName%
|| HomeServer=servername
|| OfflineAddressBookPath=%USERPROFILE%\application
|| data\microsoft\outlook\ OfflineFolderPath=%USERPROFILE%\application
|| data\microsoft\outlook\outlook.ost AccountName=Microsoft Exchange
|| Server
||
|| ;***************************************************************
|| ; Section 5 - Values for each internet account.
|| ;***************************************************************
||
|| ;***************************************************************
|| ; Section 6 - Mapping for profile properties
|| ;***************************************************************
||
|| The server name and domain have been changed for obvious reasons
||
|| Steve
||

||
||| Could you post a copy of the first 5 sections of your PRF for
||| testing?
|||
||| --
||| Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
||| Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
||| http://www.turtleflock.com/olconfig/index.htm
||| and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
||| Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
||| http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx
|||
|||


|||| I've had a lot of success over the last year using the
|||| %userprofile%... variable in my Outlook Profile Script, i.e.,
|||| outlook.prf. I've set it to redirect the default paths for
|||| archives and osts.
||||
|||| Recently I updated my Office 2003 Admin share, patched it with SP2
|||| and redeployed it using software installation GPO and same
|||| transform. Everything went fine accept several end users have
|||| gotten an error when opening Outlook, come to find out it kicked
|||| them out of cache mode. Now I have a few dozen users operating
|||| outside of cace mode. When I go to the client I have to manually
|||| replace "%userprofile% with c:\documents and settings\username."
|||| to get it to work.
||||
|||| really a pain for something that worked so well for so long, any
|||| ideas?
||||
|||| Steve


 
 
Sue





PostPosted: Tue Nov 08 12:49:25 CST 2005 Top

Outlook General >> outlook.prf ans SP2 Unfortunately, I can't duplicate the problem here on SP2. A new profile =
created with your .prf works fine, and Outlook populates the OST file as =
expected. Dumb question, but did you check to see what %userprofile% =
itself returns on these machines?=20

--=20
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.turtleflock.com/olconfig/index.htm
and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for=20
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx




>I guess Sue "just gave up..."
>=20
> Anyone else know why the %userprofile% variable in Outlook offline =
folder=20
> files settings stopped working after Office SP2 was deployed????
>=20
> Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
>=20
> Steve
>=20

>=20
>> ;Automatically generated PRF file from the Microsoft Office =
Customization and=20
>> Installation Wizard
>>=20
>> ; **************************************************************
>> ; Section 1 - Profile Defaults
>> ; **************************************************************
>>=20
>> [General]
>> Custom=3D1
>> ProfileName=3Dtest
>> DefaultProfile=3DYes
>> OverwriteProfile=3DYes
>> ModifyDefaultProfileIfPresent=3DFALSE
>>=20
>> ; **************************************************************
>> ; Section 2 - Services in Profile
>> ; **************************************************************
>>=20
>> [Service List]
>> ServiceX=3DMicrosoft Outlook Client
>> ServiceEGS=3DExchange Global Section
>> Service1=3DMicrosoft Exchange Server
>> ServiceEGS=3DExchange Global Section
>>=20
>> ;***************************************************************
>> ; Section 3 - List of internet accounts
>> ;***************************************************************
>>=20
>> [Internet Account List]
>>=20
>> ;***************************************************************
>> ; Section 4 - Default values for each service.
>> ;***************************************************************
>>=20
>> [ServiceX]
>> CachedExchangeMode=3D0x00000002
>> CachedExchangeSlowDetect=3DTRUE
>>=20
>> [ServiceEGS]
>> CachedExchangeConfigFlags=3D0x00000100
>> MailboxName=3D%UserName%
>> HomeServer=3Dservername
>> RPCoverHTTPflags=3D0x0027
>> RPCProxyServer=3Ddomain.com
>> RPCProxyPrincipalName=3Dmsstd:domain.com
>> RPCProxyAuthScheme=3D0x0001
>>=20
>> [Service1]
>> OverwriteExistingService=3DNo
>> UniqueService=3DYes
>> MailboxName=3D%UserName%
>> HomeServer=3Dservername
>> OfflineAddressBookPath=3D%USERPROFILE%\application =
data\microsoft\outlook\
>> OfflineFolderPath=3D%USERPROFILE%\application =
data\microsoft\outlook\outlook.ost
>> AccountName=3DMicrosoft Exchange Server
>>=20
>> ;***************************************************************
>> ; Section 5 - Values for each internet account.
>> ;***************************************************************
>>=20
>> ;***************************************************************
>> ; Section 6 - Mapping for profile properties
>> ;***************************************************************
>>=20
>> The server name and domain have been changed for obvious reasons
>>=20
>> Steve
>>=20

>>=20
>> > Could you post a copy of the first 5 sections of your PRF for =
testing?=20
>> >=20
>> > --=20
>> > Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
>> > Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
>> > http://www.turtleflock.com/olconfig/index.htm
>> > and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for=20
>> > Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
>> > http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx
>> >=20
>> >=20


>> > > I've had a lot of success over the last year using the =
%userprofile%...=20
>> > > variable in my Outlook Profile Script, i.e., outlook.prf. I've =
set it to=20
>> > > redirect the default paths for archives and osts.
>> > >=20
>> > > Recently I updated my Office 2003 Admin share, patched it with =
SP2 and=20
>> > > redeployed it using software installation GPO and same transform. =
Everything=20
>> > > went fine accept several end users have gotten an error when =
opening Outlook,=20
>> > > come to find out it kicked them out of cache mode. Now I have a =
few dozen=20
>> > > users operating outside of cace mode. When I go to the client I =
have to=20
>> > > manually=20
>> > > replace "%userprofile% with c:\documents and settings\username." =
to get it=20
>> > > to work.
>> > >=20
>> > > really a pain for something that worked so well for so long, any =
ideas?
>> > >=20
>> > > Steve
>> >