Change "Default Delivery Location" for 3.000 users




In the past all users (about 3.000) were instructed to change their default
delivery location in outlook to a local PST File because of storage concerns.

Right now we are in process of migrating our Exchange Servers to new hardware.

How can I change the "default delivery location" back to Exchange
automatically via script or other administrative method? I can't do it
manually or ask users to change this setting again.



Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

You might have to create a completely new mail profile using the Custom Maintenance Wizard tool in the Office Resource Kit to deliver a .prf file with the new profile information. I was unsuccessful in several attempts to change just the delivery location in a prf file.

For more details on .prf files, including a variety of .prf deployment methods, read the excellent white paper "Configuring Outlook Profiles by Using a PRF File" at

Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers

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