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Users are having to setup Outlook (MAPI) Profile each time the log in & Multiple *.ost files

Product: ProfileUnity

Product Version: 5.5, 5.6+

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Updated: February 11, 2016

Note: This fix is for versions 5.6 and earlier. These keys are already implemented in 6.0 and later versions.

Problem:

My users have to re-setup Outlook (MAPI) every time. Also in LocalAppData\Microsoft\Outlook there are multiple .ost files.

Local App Data and App Data are redirected.

Each time user logs in to a VDI session there is extra .ost file created

 

Symptoms:

MultipleOST.jpg

 

Possible Resolution(s):

Create Force Path location for PST and OST files.

Open ProfileUnity Console. Go to "Configuration Management" Edit your Configuration and select "Registry"

AddRegistry.jpg

Add 2 Registry Rules:

Office 2003

Force PST Location

  • Action: Write Value
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Key:  Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook
  • Type: REG_EXPND_SZ
  • Value: ForcePSTPath
  • Data: \\server\share\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
  • Description: Office 2003 Force PST Location

Force OST Location

  • Action: Write Value
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Key:  Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook
  • Type: REG_EXPND_SZ
  • Value: ForceOSTPath
  • Data: \\server\share\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
  • Description: Office 2003 Force OST Location

Office 2007

Force PST Location

  • Action: Write Value
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Key:  Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook
  • Type: REG_EXPND_SZ
  • Value: ForcePSTPath
  • Data: \\server\share\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
  • Description: Office 2007 Force PST Location

Force OST Location

  • Action: Write Value
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Key:  Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook
  • Type: REG_EXPND_SZ
  • Value: ForceOSTPath
  • Data: \\server\share\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
  • Description: Office 2007 Force OST Location

Office 2010

Force PST Location

  • Action: Write Value
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Key:  Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook
  • Type: REG_EXPND_SZ
  • Value: ForcePSTPath
  • Data: \\server\share\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
  • Description: Office 2010 Force PST Location

Force OST Location

  • Action: Write Value
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Key:  Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook
  • Type: REG_EXPND_SZ
  • Value: ForceOSTPath
  • Data: \\server\share\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
  • Description: Office 2010 Force OST Location

Office 2013

Force PST Location

  • Action: Write Value
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Key:  Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook
  • Type: REG_EXPND_SZ
  • Value: ForcePSTPath
  • Data: \\server\share\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
  • Description: Office 2013 Force PST Location

Force OST Location

  • Action: Write Value
  • Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  • Key:  Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook
  • Type: REG_EXPND_SZ
  • Value: ForceOSTPath
  • Data: \\server\share\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook
  • Description: Office 2013 Force OST Location

 

Update, Download "Default.ini" to netlogon\ProfileUnity drectory

 

Related KB: Error: Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window...

Related KB: How to recreate OST/PST files on network location with ProfileUnity on Physical desktops

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