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    Star Lounger
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    pst file location (2000 SR1)

    I recently read where multiple .pst files can be opened at once. This has worked well for our company since we can create a .pst file for each project and store all related e-mail. To this point, we have been storing the .pst files on the individual workstations and then opening them inside Outlook. We have a small network running Win 98SE with a central file server running Win 2000 Professional. My question is this: we would like to setup a .pst file for each user (4-6 users) in the project file on our server. Each user would then open their individual .pst file inside Outlook (by default) which will allow them to store the project e-mail. This way the .pst files would be regularly backed up and already stored for archiving at the end of the project. Does anyone else have experience with this? Will it work okay over a network? Also, we have one user who uses a laptop. Will he have any problems when away from the office network? Obviously he will not have access to that .pst file, but will he have problems opening/using Outlook if that file is in his Outlook folder list? Sorry for the long message. Comments are appreciated.

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    Platinum Lounger
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    Re: pst file location (2000 SR1)

    The .pst files on the network should work fine for the workstation users.

    The laptop user would find life simpler if they disconnected from the network .pst file before they went on the road.
    Technique: select View|Folder List; right click on icon for the project .pst file and choose Close. If they forget to do this, every time they open Outlook, it will attempt to reconnect. They can cancel out of the dialog each time and run Outlook successfully, but Closing in advance is less of a hassle. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> HTH

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