I would like to implement a log in script of some sort that will automatically map to our Exchange server when a user logs in. The domain controller is a Windows 2000 Server and our exchange server is version 5.5. The motivation for this is simply so I do not have to manually setup their Outlook profile if someone decides to use a different workstation that they've never logged on to before. I have identified what needs to be modified in the registry, but I'm unclear on how to write this script. The following needs to be done:
Delete the registry key value:
In the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0OutlookSetup subkey, set the value of ImportPRF to a string value that specifies the name and path of the PRF file. For example, set ImportPRF to server1shareoutlook.prf.
Any ideas how to write a script that would do this? Alternatively, could this be implemented through Group Policy?
I also would like to set it up so that it works with Outlook 2003 (11.0), although this is not imperative, since only a few of us are using version 2003. I would need some sort of if statements to determine which version is installed on a particular workstation.
One other question...We have several applications (a few access apps and an accounting program) that are accessed by users through a server. I can manually provide shortcuts for each user, but this is very tedious. How can I write a script that provides these shortcuts for a user no matter what workstation they log in to? Note that not all users have access to all applications, so I cannot just put all shortcuts on all desktops for all users.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
February 16, 2005 12:00 PM
February 17, 2005 12:12 PM