PRF with OverwriteProfile=Append Is overwriting other settings

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hkelley

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Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
Background/Objective - use a PRF to change only the Exchange "HomeServer" property. We are setting up a CAS array and want to stop using the actual hostnames.

Issue:

The PRF file below will change the HomeServer property but it seems to be overwriting other profile settings - particularly the cache mode setting. I only want to change the HomeServer property and leave everything else untouched. My Outlook client is 2013 64-bit.

Do I have a setting wrong here or do I not understand how "OverwriteProfile=Append" is meant to behave?

Code:
; ************************************************************** 
 
; Section 1 - Profile Defaults 
 
; ************************************************************** 
 
[General] 
 
Custom=1 
 
ProfileName=Default Outlook Profile 
 
DefaultProfile=Yes 
 
OverwriteProfile=Append 
 
ModifyDefaultProfileIfPresent=TRUE 
 
BackupProfile=FALSE 
 
; ************************************************************** 
 
; Section 2 - Services in Profile 
 
; ************************************************************** 
 
[Service List] 
 
ServiceExchange=Microsoft Exchange Server 
 
;*************************************************************** 
 
; Section 4 - Default values for each service. 
 
;*************************************************************** 
 
[ServiceExchange] 
 
OverwriteExistingService=Yes 
 
HomeServer=cas01.xyz.net 
 
;*************************************************************** 
 
; Section 6 - Mapping for profile properties 
 
;*************************************************************** 
 
[Microsoft Exchange Server] 
 
ServiceName=MSEMS 
 
HomeServer=PT_STRING8,0x6608
 

Minioh

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Outlook version
Email Account
Exchange Server
Hallo,

we have the same problem with Outlook 2003 and Exchange 2010.

We are setting up a CAS array and want to stop using the actual hostnames.

But it seems the to be the PRF file overwriting all other profile settings.

Any help?

Thx a lot.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
That is weird, it shouldn't have changed - you can't deploy a PRF to change most settings, cache mode and other options are changed using a reg file or group policy. That is how you'll need to fix it too.

What settings were changed besides cached mode?
 
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