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Updating Outlook with a PRF

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment

We use a pop based E-mail service so do not have a global address list in Outlook.  I recently set up Active Directory as a LDAP based address book and wanted to send the setup to all of my existing clients through login script.  I read many articles on how to create a prf, but when I went to import it with outlook.exe /importprf , it kept creating a profile called “Outlook Default Profile” instead of updating the current profile.  The problem in the end was that I was typing Outlook.exe /importprf update.prf instead of outlook.exe /importprf c:\update.prf.  The importprf command switch requires the full path of the file to work, otherwise it creates a blank profile.

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Outlook Organization Tip

April 3, 2009 Leave a comment

outlookEver set a reminder flag on your outlook and then through the flood of e-mails, have that flag slowly make its way down to the bottom of the inbox, never to be remembered again? This has been an issue with me for a while. So when I got another repeat e-mail requesting some function access to our server, I sat down and really started looking at my Inbox. To my surprise, there is quite the easy solution to this problem

Order by Flag

This is more stupidity on my part, but I figured I’d post this in case anyone else out there may have overlooked this Outlook must! And dont worry about not keeping up on your latest e-mails, it still orders the incoming e-mails by date, but just below your flagged e-mails, which really should be on top anyways

Using Taskkill to kill muliple instances of Outlook.exe

March 26, 2008 1 comment

Taskkill ScreenshotEver run across a PC where outlook wont open, and the user has clicked on it about 50 times.  Lone behold when you open task manager there is actually 50 instances of outlook.exe running.  Instead of clicking “end task” for each of these, just open your friendly command prompt and type in this command

taskkill /IM “outlook.exe” /f

This will kill all of your outlook.exe’s forcefully.