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How to delete "Outlook Default Profile" via script Outlook 2010

    Question

  • We just rolled out Office 2010 to our pilot group & we are finding that users are seeing 2 profiles for Outlook, there own profile & a default outlook profile. As long as this default outlook profile exists my users have trouble sending email, things just pile up in the Outbox. If we delete the default outlook profile mail flow just fine.

     

    I am looking for a way to delete the default outlook profile via a script since I have over 5000 users once this rolls out to my folks.   Powershell would be my prefered method if possible.

     

    TIA.

    Monday, October 18, 2010 11:50 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Profiles can be named darn near anything by users. They're all in the same place in the registry, though:

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles

    You can write a VBS (or whatever language you prefer) to use WMI to access the registry and remove what you like. But you'll have to wade through the various keys looking for the identity of the old server before you'll feel safe nuking a profile.

    Best Regards,

     

    Sally Tang

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com  

    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Wednesday, October 27, 2010 8:19 AM
    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:00 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Profiles can be named darn near anything by users. They're all in the same place in the registry, though:

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles

    You can write a VBS (or whatever language you prefer) to use WMI to access the registry and remove what you like. But you'll have to wade through the various keys looking for the identity of the old server before you'll feel safe nuking a profile.

    Best Regards,

     

    Sally Tang

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com  

    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Wednesday, October 27, 2010 8:19 AM
    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:00 AM
  •  

    Hi,

     

    I am writing to see how everything is going with this issue. Is the problem resolved? If there is anything I can do for you, please feel free to let me know.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Sally Tang

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com   

    Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:29 AM
  •  

    Hi,

     

    As I have not heard from you for several days. I will go ahead and close this thread. If this issue is not resolved or you have any questions, please feel free to reply to us and this thread will be re-opened.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Sally Tang

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com   

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 8:19 AM