Outlook Prf/Automation question

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tbone587

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Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
Hello all, I am somewhat new to outlook automation and have created my first prf file to automate the creation of a new mapi profile for an exchange account. Everything is working as expected, however when i run the /importprf command and it launches outlook for the first time, it is popping up a window asking for username, password, and a checkbox to remember credentials. Can you please answer the questions below?

  1. Is there a way to populate the username field via the prf or a vb script?
  2. Is there a way to populate the password field via the prf or a vb script ( I assume no )?
  3. Is the only way to import a prf file by command line using the outlook.exe/importprf flag?

Thank you very much!
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
1. You can use variables UserName% gets the current logged in user. You can also server variables in paths:

OfflineAddressBookPath=%localappdata%\microsoft\outlook\

2. no.

3. You can use a command line in this format:

Outlook.exe /importprf \\server1\share\outlook.prf
 

tbone587

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Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
Diane,

Thank you very much for the quick response. Can you please elaborate on your response for question 1? I currently have the variable below set with the email address and that works, however after running /path/outlook.exe/importprf outlook launches and it prompts for the user name and password. Im trying to insert that information via the prf to have one less thing to type.

;***************************************************************

; Section 4 - Default values for each service.

;***************************************************************

MailboxName=customer@domain.com

;***************************************************************

; Section 6 - Mapping for profile properties

;***************************************************************

[Microsoft Exchange Server]

MailboxName=PT_STRING8,0x6607

1. You can use variables UserName% gets the current logged in user. You can also server variables in paths:

OfflineAddressBookPath=%localappdata%\microsoft\outlook\

2. no.

3. You can use a command line in this format:

Outlook.exe /importprf \\server1\share\outlook.prf
 
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