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

Product: ProfileUnity

Product Version: 6.0+

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Updated: November 13, 2018

 

Problem:

As preparation for migration of my users to VDI I would like to recreate OST and PST files on network location without losing local copies on physical desktops

 

Symptoms:

One of the way to approach is to create symlinks and redirect that folder to a share or mounted VHD (optional).

 

Possible Resolution(s):

Open ProfileUnity Console, Edit your configuration, go to: ApplicationLauncher.jpg

Create 2 Application Launcher rules:

1) Delete old folder:

  • Filespec: %systemroot%\system32\cmd.exe
  • Arguments: /C rmdir /q /s "c:\users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook"
  • Timing: After Configuration Execution
  • Run Asynchronously: Un-selected
  • Schedule: Everyday

2) Create Simlink

  • Filespec: %systemroot%\system32\cmd.exe
  • Arguments: /C mklink /D c:\users\%username%\appdata\local\Microsoft\outlook \\server\share\%username%\Outlook
  • Timing: After Configuration Execution
  • Run Asynchronously: Un-selected
  • Schedule: Everyday

Example:

 

Note: "\\server\share\%username%\Outlook" - This is the network path where the Outlook files will be stored.

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

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