[gptalk] Re: Pushing out PFbackup.exe by GPO problems

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 07:06:14 -0800

Well, I suspect you answered you own question. My guess is that the MSI does
not register the DLL properly if the user is not logged on. You might try
deploying this as a per-user package and see if that helps.

 

Darren

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Piet Slaghekke
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:28 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Pushing out PFbackup.exe by GPO problems

 

Hi, 

 

I am trying to push out PFbackup.exe (MS Outlook personal folders backup)
via gpo. 

 

I have retrieved the msi file from the temp directory and it is set up as a
software gpo at the machine level assigned. 

 

The software installs during the next boot up and is visible in the
add/remove programs control panel.   

 

It does not show up in Outlook as an add on and only works when I register
outbak.dll  manually:

 

regsvr32 "c:\program files\microsoft office\office11\addins\outbak.dll"

 

When I install pfbackup.exe manually it installs fine. 

 

Does anyone have an idea why this program is not installing correctly via
GPO?

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Kees Baggerman
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 8:56 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Deploying Outlook profiles via GPO?

Piet,

 

I've used RichProfile from Richard Coggins a couple of times to migrate
client profiles:

 

http://desktopengineer.com/story_20011129081953709

 

Read the RichProfile.txt for more instructions.

 

Kind regards,

 

Kees Baggerman

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Piet Slaghekke
Sent: maandag 4 februari 2008 14:51
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Deploying Outlook profiles via GPO?

 

Thanks Jakob! I will give it a try! (-:

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jakob H. Heidelberg
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 5:16 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Deploying Outlook profiles via GPO?

Hi there,

 

You'll need the Office Customization Toolkit - create a PRF file and make
some "logic" (perhaps in a script) on how and when to import it (OUTLOOK.EXE
/ImportPRF <"path to PRF file">)

You'll need the Office Resource Kit:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4BB7CB10-A6E5-4334-
8925-3BCF308CFBAF
<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4BB7CB10-A6E5-4334
-8925-3BCF308CFBAF&displaylang=en> &displaylang=en

 

If needed you may want to delete old profiles, in that case look here:

"Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging
Subsystem\Profiles\"

You'll need to study these PRF options:

DefaultProfile=Yes
OverwriteProfile=Yes
ModifyDefaultProfileIfPresent=false

 

There are many ways to do this - depending on your need, but the above
should be a good start.

 

 

Good luck J

/Jakob H. Heidelberg

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Piet Slaghekke
Sent: 4. februar 2008 05:45
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Deploying Outlook profiles via GPO?

 

Hello, 

We are going to change all our users outlook clients to access email from a
hosted server using POP3.  In order to do this we need to change all their
outlook profiles. Is there anyway to do this via GPO or perhaps logon
scripts?  Anyone have experience doing this?

what I am looking for is a way to have these profiles changed automatically,
have each username for the accounts be autopopulated so that users would
only need to enter a password to access their new accounts.  

 

Thanks!

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