[24hoursupport] Re: Fw: Outlook on network

  • From: "Spider" <spider1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 08:15:13 -0500


First of all, getting Windows XP will NOT do anything to help share an
Outlook pst file on a peer to peer network.  The basic problem is that
Outlook will not allow a pst file to be shared.  It simply will not
work.  I have many branches within the company I work for that would
like to do the same type of thing so I have researched this in the past.
There are no free solutions that I have been able to find.  There are a
few good solutions though that should work.  In my opinion the workgroup
folders would probably work best within a peer to peer network.  You can
find that at:


Another workable solution is at:

This one is great if you have other members outside of the office on the
I've tested this one about a year ago and it worked flawlessly.
Drawback is that you must use Outlook 2002 (XP)


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[mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bram
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 12:30 AM
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Subject: [24hoursupport] Fw: Outlook on network

Hi everyone. Need help please.

A client has 6 computers running on a peer-to-peer Windows network. Each
computer runs Windows 98 and they are a mix of Celeron 400 and Pentium 3
500. The system works perfectly. One computer will be exchanged for a
new Pentium 4 2.4GB. He has an ADSL external modem connected to one
which is accessed by the others and also works fine.
His problem is with Outlook. He wants to be able to share the Outlook on
his computer with all the others on the network, so they can see his
appointments etc. and has been told to do this he needs a seperate
server running Windows2000 Server plus an Exchange server program. I
feel there has to be an easier and cheaper way than investing in a
server but don't know how. 
Someone suggested putting Windows XP Pro on his new computer and this
will do the job but I'm not sure this is so and before getting him to
spend money on a new Windows I need to be sure this will work.  

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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