• Outlook settings (OL2000)

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    I am involved in a lot of Outlook training courses which require Outlook to be reset to an initial state manually after each course. I have a macro that will delete everything from the default folders (let me know if anyone wants it) but would like to be able to reset all the options and permissions that have been altered. I know Outlook uses certain files for storing user preferences but cannot work out which I need to delete nor where they are lcoated. If it helps, we are using Windows 2000 as the OS. Thanks in advance for any light that you can shed on this.

    Paul

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    • #852167

      Are these computers used for training ONLY, if so, look into getting some software like DeepFreeze , it is well worth the money.

      DaveA I am so far behind, I think I am First
      Genealogy....confusing the dead and annoying the living

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      Are these computers used for training ONLY, if so, look into getting some software like DeepFreeze , it is well worth the money.

      DaveA I am so far behind, I think I am First
      Genealogy....confusing the dead and annoying the living

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      There are a few files stored in the user profile that stores customizations for toolbars (outcmd.dat), the Outlook bar (profilename.FAV), rules (profilename.RWZ), certain add-ins (extend.dat), and macros (VbaProject.OTM), and the results of automatic name resolutions (profilename.NICK). Most (if not all) can be found under:

      C:Documents and SettingsUserNameApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook

      I suspect that most of the other settings are in the Registry or in the PST itself. If you were to export out the “clean” setup to a .REG file, you could then quickly merge it back in between sessions. Of course, backups are advisable! And I haven’t gone digging to find the relevant keys. (Maybe this won’t work so well if the training user doesn’t have administrative privileges? Hmmm…)

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      There are a few files stored in the user profile that stores customizations for toolbars (outcmd.dat), the Outlook bar (profilename.FAV), rules (profilename.RWZ), certain add-ins (extend.dat), and macros (VbaProject.OTM), and the results of automatic name resolutions (profilename.NICK). Most (if not all) can be found under:

      C:Documents and SettingsUserNameApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook

      I suspect that most of the other settings are in the Registry or in the PST itself. If you were to export out the “clean” setup to a .REG file, you could then quickly merge it back in between sessions. Of course, backups are advisable! And I haven’t gone digging to find the relevant keys. (Maybe this won’t work so well if the training user doesn’t have administrative privileges? Hmmm…)

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