[ExchangeList] Outlook PST Files and Roaming Profiles

  • From: "Taylor, Mark" <Mark.Taylor@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 11:21:06 +0100

Hi All,
I hope someone has experienced this before... and fixed it :)
I currently have a situation where we have set up an environment using
roaming profiles, redirecting the users My Documents etc to the server.
There is and Exchange 2003 mailserver and clients running Outlook XP.
The problem is that a few, not all, users have PST files on their home
folders, which is OK as it is a 100Mb connection, but what happens is,
when the user logs off and then onto a different machine, the mapping to
the PST files are lost, all other settings come across, just not this.
I thought it may be something to do with the network but I created a new
PST file for an effected user on their desktop, connected to it, logged
off and onto a different machine - same problem, no PST mapping.
If the user logs off then back onto the same machine then it retains the
I know that the users could just keep their archived mail in subfolders
of their inbox or in Public folder with restricted rights but its not
solving the problem, its just a workaround. (though this is what we are
advising them to do for the time being...)
I really hope someone has seen this before or has some ideas about how
to troubleshoot?
Sorry this isn't directly Exchange related but at least you are all
using Outlook... :)
Mark Taylor
MET Helpdesk
0870 903 7595

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