PST Removal

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Group Policy
Outlook 2003
Outlook 2007
Our enterprise has migrated to MSO cloud services and now have a 5GB mailbox size for all users.  Historically our users have saved all of their e-mail to PST files to avoid previous mailbox limitations.  Our environment has Outlook 2003 and 2007 runnign in cached exchange mode (with OST).  I am planning to prevent users from writing to the PST files using Group Policy for Office 2007 users and pushing a registry key for the Office 2003 users.  We also need to plan a communication to the users explaining the coming change.  I have 2 questions. 1.  Has anyone gone through a change like this before?  If so how was it communicated to the end users?  Was the elimination of PSTs successful? 2.  Does anyone know of a Group Policy to prevent writing to a PST file in Office 2003?  Or how to push a registry key to stop the ability of writing to a PST without effecting the OST?

Software/Hardware used:
Office 2003/2007, Windows XP/7

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You can’t open a PST file if you don’t have permissions to write to it. The only way I was able to get rid of PST all together was to implement an archiving solution. Some hosted companies may offer that which would import old pst files into their systems, “activate” archiving”, and provide the user with an Outlook plug-in to retrieve those mails.

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  • Vnoome
    Hi Kirstijb, Have a look at this article.... it just might have what you need... Sorry but I just screened through it but could maybe help you out. http://www.simple-talk.com/sysadmin/exchange/using-group-policy-to-restrict-the-use-of-pst-files/ Cheers, Vincent
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