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Zero Touch Migration - Outlook creates new profile

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  • We are in the process of deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010 from XP and Office 2003 to 3,000 machines via an inplace migration using SCCM 2007. 

    When the user logs into the new Windows 7 machine and starts Office 2010, Outlook creates a new "Default Profile" and takes the old profile and renames it to "BACKUP OF Default Profile".  This would not be a problem, but outlook does not use the old profile, which has all the signatures and shared mailboxes, instead it uses the newly created Default Profile.

    How do we automatically prevent Outlook 2010 from creating a Default Profile when a user logs in, if a Default Profile already exists?  How do we make Outlook 2010 use the existing Profile? Note - this is a Zero Touch Deployment.

    Thursday, March 15, 2012 1:28 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    As I know, when we migration OS from XP to Windows7, the system will clean install on the computer and rename the Windows folder, which is included user profile, into .old folders. Thus, we cannot log into our previous profile by default. If you want to complete loading the previous profile, we may run SCCM with some script to get it.

    However, we can migrate Outlook profile though USMT 4.0. USMT is a tool that you can use to migrate user data and settings, USMT 4.0 migrates PST files that are linked to a user’s Outlook profile. This is done through internal USMT functions named SetPstPathInMapiStruct and UpdateMvBinaryMapiStruct which is called from within migapp.xml.
    Please refer to the detail below:

    USMT user’s guide http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560801(WS.10).aspx

    And this blog <<USMT OST and PST>> http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/02/11/usmt-ost-and-pst.aspx

    Hope this helps.

    Tony Chen

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 8:05 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    As I know, when we migration OS from XP to Windows7, the system will clean install on the computer and rename the Windows folder, which is included user profile, into .old folders. Thus, we cannot log into our previous profile by default. If you want to complete loading the previous profile, we may run SCCM with some script to get it.

    However, we can migrate Outlook profile though USMT 4.0. USMT is a tool that you can use to migrate user data and settings, USMT 4.0 migrates PST files that are linked to a user’s Outlook profile. This is done through internal USMT functions named SetPstPathInMapiStruct and UpdateMvBinaryMapiStruct which is called from within migapp.xml.
    Please refer to the detail below:

    USMT user’s guide http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560801(WS.10).aspx

    And this blog <<USMT OST and PST>> http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/02/11/usmt-ost-and-pst.aspx

    Hope this helps.

    Tony Chen

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 8:05 AM
  • I use USMT 4.0 to migrate from Office 2003 to 2010 as well as migrate Office 2010 to 2010 but in both cases, my signatures, PST, Reading Pane setting, and possibily more are not applied on the destination computer. Outlook 2010 File --> Info shows "company-name profile" instead of my NT Account.

    Note: The signature and PST were migrated, but the settings may have not been in effect because of the account information not properly set. I'm also using the original USMT 4.0 MigApp.XML and also applied the USMT 4.0 update (hotfix).

    Tuesday, May 01, 2012 9:06 PM