[THIN] Re: Outlook file synchronization - please help!

  • From: adamadz <adz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 23:47:42 -0500

They do have laptops all of the time.  We're not running a strictly Citrix
environment, we only use it to supplement normal network access.  They
(execs) just want a method of synchronizing mail as well as accessing
server-side applications from anywhere in the world.

-adamadz-

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Greenberg" <steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 12:05 PM
Subject: [THIN] Re: Outlook file synchronization - please help!


>
>
> I would ask you why you don't just let these users have laptops all the =
> time
> and take them off the Citrix server? Server Based Computing is only as =
> good
> as the active link, if they need to work off-line they probably =
> shouldn't be
> using Citrix!
>
> Steve Greenberg
> Thin Client Computing
> 34522 N. Scottsdale Rd. suite D8453
> Scottsdale, AZ 85262
> (602) 432-8649
> (602) 296-0411 fax=20
> steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On =
> Behalf
> Of adamadz
> Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 10:13 AM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; TheThin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Outlook file synchronization - please help!
>
>
>
> Thanks so much for your help.  This is what I was unfortunately afraid =
> of.
> It's funny how short-sited some execs can be.. It doesn't matter that =
> Citrix
> is a great solution for the entire company, but when it comes down to =
> them
> not being able to have offline mail, they ask "what did we buy this =
> for?"
> Anyways, thanks so much..
>
> -adamadz-
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "TheThin" <>
> To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 10:37 AM
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Outlook file synchronization - please help!
>
>
> >
> > Replication to an .ost won't be any faster than putting the mail to a=20
> > .pst,  the data still has to go the same distance.  A VPN is probably=20
> > best for this solution, as the users could go natively to exchange.=20
> > Outlook 2000 can do an .ost to a client drive through Citrix, but you=20
> > also have to have Outlook configured on the local client.  And since=20
> > the data is encapsulated in ICA going to the client drive it takes=20
> > even longer (about twice the bandwith).  My one attempt at configuring =
>
> > this for a user didn't go so well (worked in the lab, didn't work in=20
> > the field due to user error, low bandwith, and other issues. =20
> > Microsoft probably pulled support for it for a reason.
> >
> > If the execs have to have this, go with a VPN.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: adamadz [mailto:adz@xxxxxxxxxxx]=3D20
> > Posted At: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 9:19 AM
> > Posted To: TheThin
> > Conversation: [THIN] Outlook file synchronization - please help!
> > Subject: [THIN] Outlook file synchronization - please help!
> >
> >
> >
> > We have some executives that want to be able to use OSTs, or some=20
> > other solution so that they can synchronize their Outlook mail and=20
> > keep a copy offline through Citrix.  They're the ones that do a lot of =
>
> > traveling and are looking to hookup at an airport to download their=20
> > mail, then hop on the next flight and work offline.  We're running=20
> > Metaframe XPe FR2 SP2.. Now, the default transforms file that Outlook=20
> > 2000 uses for Terminal Server disables this option.  I read a=20
> > Microsoft article that says Outlook 2002 does not support OST files=20
> > through Terminal Server, but is this the case as well with Outlook=20
> > 2000?  Does anyone have any other suggestions as to how I can=20
> > configure this for about 3-5 key users? I've tried creating a server=20
> > rule where all incoming mail is copied to a PST file, but they=20
> > complain that it's slow and that it has locked up several times.  Any=20
> > suggestions would be
> > *greatly* appreciated.  Thank you!
> >
> > -adamadz-
> >
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