I am pushing out Office 2007, and am trying to figure a way to manipulate the default location in my builds (automated) for targeting PST files when setting up a new system.

Unlike Outlook 2003, the current behavior of Outlook 2007 on our setup is to default back to the “standard” location for pst files of “C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook” instead of staying in the last folder you selected, for example “C:\Work”.

I found some information that seems to only apply to 2000/2003 but I haven't had luck with 2007 using this.  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883401/    It was to create the following Registry String: using 12.0 instead of 11.0 :)  [font="times new roman"]HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\  ForcePSTPath;Reg_SZ;"C:\Work"

Any thoughts would be very appreciated.

Thanks!

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To change the default location of the PST file you can make a change in the registry. As making any changes to registry requires correct and accurate steps. Check all steps here - http://www.msoutlook.info/question/370

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Sarah

Answered 02/20/2013 by: sarahsmith
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Download the Office 2007 ADM template, create a new gpo and add this template.

User Configuration/Adminstrative Templates/Classic Administrative Templates (ADM)/Microsoft Office Outlook 2007/Miscellaneous/PST Settings

Answered 05/29/2012 by: kriz117
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I agree with the thoughts of PackageExpert, but although the outlook 2007 have quit different issues such as when outlook 2007 reparer pst is required then of it fails. You will need some other method to get the lost data back to you.

Answered 01/07/2012 by: davidwlms
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Use the OCT to customize your install:

Features > Modify User Settings > MS Outlook 2007 > Msic > PSt Settings > Default Location

Answered 06/30/2009 by: PackageExpert
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Answered 06/30/2009 by: zlatan24
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ORIGINAL:  smooochy

Actually I have fixed this problem already. I'm not sure about this, but I don't think the ForcePSTPath works in Office 2007. At least it didn't for me. After poking around in the registry I found two possible keys where the AutoArchive setting could be located:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\default\0a0d020000000000c000000000000046\001f0324
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook\0a0d020000000000c000000000000046\001f0324

The default archive (not AutoArchive) setting is the 001f032c value. By default they're both REG_BINARY values, but it will take a REG_SZ.
IMPORTANT: You cannot put environment variables in this value. My script had to pull the %appdata% for the current user and put that in the value using the ExpandEnvironmentStrings method in VBScript.





Answered 06/16/2009 by: scine
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Actually I have fixed this problem already. I'm not sure about this, but I don't think the ForcePSTPath works in Office 2007. At least it didn't for me. After poking around in the registry I found two possible keys where the AutoArchive setting could be located:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\default\0a0d020000000000c000000000000046\001f0324
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook\0a0d020000000000c000000000000046\001f0324

The default archive (not AutoArchive) setting is the 001f032c value. By default they're both REG_BINARY values, but it will take a REG_SZ.
IMPORTANT: You cannot put environment variables in this value. My script had to pull the %appdata% for the current user and put that in the value using the ExpandEnvironmentStrings method in VBScript.

Answered 06/16/2009 by: smooochy
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ORIGINAL:  smooochy

I am currently having the same problem, but using OCT is not an option because those settings only go into effect when you install, and we are trying to change this setting on thousands of boxes with Office 2007 without redeploying.













Answered 06/16/2009 by: scine
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I am currently having the same problem, but using OCT is not an option because those settings only go into effect when you install, and we are trying to change this setting on thousands of boxes with Office 2007 without redeploying.

Answered 06/08/2009 by: smooochy
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Use the OCT to customize your install:

Features > Modify User Settings > MS Outlook 2007 > Msic > PSt Settings > Default Location

Answered 12/03/2008 by: schieb
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