I created a oultook profile in MS Office 2007 and deployed the package on all Produciton Workstations. Now after one year, I need to do some changes in outlook profile and deploy on the same workstataion. Here I also need to take care the existing user's profile that it don't get changed(its only for new users created on machine).

But when I deploy new outlook profile on workstation and create new user; profile points to the old settins(exchange server). It works fine if I first configure outlook profile for Admin account.

So anyone have idea how I can fix this issue.

Thanks,
Dinesh Kashyap
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I'm not sure I totally know what you want to do, but you could hijack the outlook shortcut to run a script that looks for what you require to use the new profile. Maybe something like a PST not existing in the logged in user's profile. Once you've done what you need to do in your script, then set the outlook shortcut to default.
Answered 11/30/2011 by: jmaclaurin
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how are you deploying the profiles?
AFAIK there are 3 methods: PRF files, REG keys, autodiscovery

maybe we can help you if you give us some more details
Answered 12/01/2011 by: weberik
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Is the new server running Exchange 2007 or higher (hard to see why a new server wouldn't be...)? If that's the case, wouldn't Outlook 2007 use Auto Discovery?
Answered 12/02/2011 by: VBScab
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I'm using PRF file with the help of Office Customizatoin tool. We have Exchange 2007 in the environment.

Finally I removed the old profile(by deleting the registry key) and created new one with required changes. It worked fine for workstation which are newly reimaged.

But challenge is still there with existing machines, where multiple users are created with outlook profile(old setting/not migrated to new exchange server).
Answered 12/06/2011 by: Dinesh.Kashyap
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i didnt use PRF files much and don't know all the pitfalls and details coming it.
but there are 2 extensive msdn articles about that topic. did you already read them?
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179062.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178945%28office.12%29.aspx

they describe a difference between just applying initial profiles or modify existing ones. maybe you need a seperate "modify PRF" file for your task
Answered 12/14/2011 by: weberik
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