Re: Connecting mailboxes for roving users - si milar usernames

  • From: Andrea Coppini <AndreaCoppini@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 09:13:44 +0200

I recommend against ScriptLogic.  I tried it out and all it did was screw up
the registry on the clients.  Besides, all it is is a pretty front end to
Kixtart with some (good, if they work) predefined scripts.

With a little bit of playing around, you could do what you need using

Kixtart is a free and powerful scripting tool from Microsoft.  It's included
on the WinNT Resource Kit.


-----Original Message-----
From: JD [mailto:jgd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 17 May 2002 7:30 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Re: Connecting mailboxes for roving users - similar

Thanks, but
- it's too expensive for us (we're only a school)
- are you sure it gets round my problem?  I've had a look at the website and
scriptlogic looks like it just generates an Outloook.prf file which will
give the same problem - I've e-mailed them about this to check But thankyou
for your help Anyone any other possible ideas?

> We found an excellent tool which allows users to get
> their email wherever they log in. It's called
> Scriptlogic and has lots of other very useful
> features.  It's not free, but it's well worth it for
> the time it saves.
> --- JD <jgd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > 
> > 
> > I use Profgen.exe (in Exchange 2000 Resource Kit) to connect users 
> > to their mailboxes in the logon script. This is because I have 
> > hundreds of roving users who move from machine to machine. Profgen 
> > then looks at an Outlook.prf file which you specify and
> > can include %USERNAME% in for the mailbox name.
> > %USERNAME% hooks up to the display name of the user
> > in AD, which then connects it to the GUID of the
> > mailbox. 
> > 
> > However, I have one major problem. If a user has
> > username 'abc' and another user exists with username
> > abcd or dabc, then Outlook always asks you whether
> > you want mailbox abc, abcd or dabc after you have
> > logged in and %USERNAME% is abc. Very annoying, particularly as 
> > several of our users have short usernames which are contained in 
> > other usernames - hence they get a long list of mailboxes to connect
> > to every time they log on and open Outlook.  It
> > seems outlook won't accept that I have specified the
> > EXACT mailbox name and insists on doing an Active
> > Directory search for the string.  If the search
> > returns more than one mailbox name then it doesn't
> > automatically connect but gives a choice.
> > 
> > Anyone know of a solution? Can this AD search be
> > prevented?
> > Many thanks in advance for any help offered - I have
> > a lot of frustrated users here and can't be the only
> > one with this problem!
> > 
> >
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