Disable PST in OL2003


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Bill

Im trying to disable complete use and access to PSt's in
OL2003
I have read and tried:
KB 832925
sue mosher artical on winnetmag "Dealing with pst files"
added the ADM to GPedit
I have tried the custom install in the ORK

and have had no luck so far disabling PST usage in OL 2003

can anyone help me out here

thanks
bill
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

What is not working for you?

It works for me following the steps in
http://www.winnetmag.com/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook/Article/ArticleID/40961/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook_40961.html

BTW, you can only disable it for user created psts, not outlook created ones
such as are used for IMAP and HTTP acounts.

--
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Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
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B

bill

Yes that would be the artical I used also

the DisablePST reg entry...kind of works
unless say there is an existing reference to a PST in the
users profile... in which case it still allows access to
the PST

But in Sue's artical and ref MS artical 832925
there should be better ways to control the PST's in OL2003
but they do not seem to work for me

I added reg entries
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0
\Outlook\PST]
"MaxFileSize"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0
\Outlook\PST]
"MaxLargeFileSize"=dword:00000000

to no effect it would seem

bill



-----Original Message-----
What is not working for you?

It works for me following the steps in
http://www.winnetmag.com/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook/Article/ ArticleID/40961/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook_40961.html

BTW, you can only disable it for user created psts, not outlook created ones
such as are used for IMAP and HTTP acounts.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual QuickStart Guide)


Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
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Im trying to disable complete use and access to PSt's in
OL2003
I have read and tried:
KB 832925
sue mosher artical on winnetmag "Dealing with pst files"
added the ADM to GPedit
I have tried the custom install in the ORK

and have had no luck so far disabling PST usage in OL 2003

can anyone help me out here

thanks
bill

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D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

The KB article has nothing to do with disabling the pst, it controls the
size and while you may think you can set it to 0, it won;t work and is a
lame way to handle it. The best you can do is 0x00000001 for the max large
key, and 0x001F4400 for max key - neither is 0, which you are attempting to
use. I'm not sure what those values = as far as file size, but it's not
zero - and can lead to lost messages if you set it and users use a pst.


--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual QuickStart Guide)



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bill said:
Yes that would be the artical I used also

the DisablePST reg entry...kind of works
unless say there is an existing reference to a PST in the
users profile... in which case it still allows access to
the PST

But in Sue's artical and ref MS artical 832925
there should be better ways to control the PST's in OL2003
but they do not seem to work for me

I added reg entries
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0
\Outlook\PST]
"MaxFileSize"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0
\Outlook\PST]
"MaxLargeFileSize"=dword:00000000

to no effect it would seem

bill



-----Original Message-----
What is not working for you?

It works for me following the steps in
http://www.winnetmag.com/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook/Article/ ArticleID/40961/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook_40961.html

BTW, you can only disable it for user created psts, not outlook created ones
such as are used for IMAP and HTTP acounts.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual QuickStart Guide)


Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
Join OneNote Tips mailing list: http://www.onenote- tips.net/

Vote for your favorite Outlook and Exchange utilities in the
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Im trying to disable complete use and access to PSt's in
OL2003
I have read and tried:
KB 832925
sue mosher artical on winnetmag "Dealing with pst files"
added the ADM to GPedit
I have tried the custom install in the ORK

and have had no luck so far disabling PST usage in OL 2003

can anyone help me out here

thanks
bill

.
 
B

bill

See I do NOT want users to use PST period...

I do not allow them on my network
so mail lost is a PST is OK
since there should be NO PST

if it is so lame...which it might very well be
do you have an idea on how to disable PST's in OL2003 or
not?


thanks
bill
-----Original Message-----
The KB article has nothing to do with disabling the pst, it controls the
size and while you may think you can set it to 0, it won;t work and is a
lame way to handle it. The best you can do is 0x00000001 for the max large
key, and 0x001F4400 for max key - neither is 0, which you are attempting to
use. I'm not sure what those values = as far as file size, but it's not
zero - and can lead to lost messages if you set it and users use a pst.


--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual QuickStart Guide)


Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
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Yes that would be the artical I used also

the DisablePST reg entry...kind of works
unless say there is an existing reference to a PST in the
users profile... in which case it still allows access to
the PST

But in Sue's artical and ref MS artical 832925
there should be better ways to control the PST's in OL2003
but they do not seem to work for me

I added reg entries
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0
\Outlook\PST]
"MaxFileSize"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0
\Outlook\PST]
"MaxLargeFileSize"=dword:00000000

to no effect it would seem

bill



-----Original Message-----
What is not working for you?

It works for me following the steps in
http://www.winnetmag.com/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook/Articl
e/
ArticleID/40961/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook_40961.html
BTW, you can only disable it for user created psts, not outlook created ones
such as are used for IMAP and HTTP acounts.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual QuickStart Guide)


Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
Join OneNote Tips mailing list: http://www.onenote- tips.net/

Vote for your favorite Outlook and Exchange utilities in the
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Im trying to disable complete use and access to PSt's in
OL2003
I have read and tried:
KB 832925
sue mosher artical on winnetmag "Dealing with pst files"
added the ADM to GPedit
I have tried the custom install in the ORK

and have had no luck so far disabling PST usage in OL 2003

can anyone help me out here

thanks
bill


.

.
 
D

Diane Poremsky [MVP]

You need to remove all pst's from profiles (deleting the profiles might be
easier than removing pst's) and then use the reg key in Sue's article. Use
PRFs to create new profiles and lock down the users ability to add internet
accounts to their profiles. Oh, and a written policy telling users what
happens if they decide to try and add psts might prove useful. :)

--

bill said:
See I do NOT want users to use PST period...

I do not allow them on my network
so mail lost is a PST is OK
since there should be NO PST

if it is so lame...which it might very well be
do you have an idea on how to disable PST's in OL2003 or
not?


thanks
bill
-----Original Message-----
The KB article has nothing to do with disabling the pst, it controls the
size and while you may think you can set it to 0, it won;t work and is a
lame way to handle it. The best you can do is 0x00000001 for the max large
key, and 0x001F4400 for max key - neither is 0, which you are attempting to
use. I'm not sure what those values = as far as file size, but it's not
zero - and can lead to lost messages if you set it and users use a pst.


--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual QuickStart Guide)


Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
Join OneNote Tips mailing list: http://www.onenote- tips.net/

Vote for your favorite Outlook and Exchange utilities in the
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Yes that would be the artical I used also

the DisablePST reg entry...kind of works
unless say there is an existing reference to a PST in the
users profile... in which case it still allows access to
the PST

But in Sue's artical and ref MS artical 832925
there should be better ways to control the PST's in OL2003
but they do not seem to work for me

I added reg entries
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0
\Outlook\PST]
"MaxFileSize"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0
\Outlook\PST]
"MaxLargeFileSize"=dword:00000000

to no effect it would seem

bill




-----Original Message-----
What is not working for you?

It works for me following the steps in
http://www.winnetmag.com/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook/Articl e/
ArticleID/40961/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook_40961.html

BTW, you can only disable it for user created psts, not
outlook created ones
such as are used for IMAP and HTTP acounts.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart
Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual
QuickStart Guide)


Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:
http://www.slipstick.com
Join OneNote Tips mailing list: http://www.onenote-
tips.net/

Vote for your favorite Outlook and Exchange utilities in
the
Slipstick Ratings Raffle at
http://www.slipstick.com/contest/

message
Im trying to disable complete use and access to PSt's in
OL2003
I have read and tried:
KB 832925
sue mosher artical on winnetmag "Dealing with pst files"
added the ADM to GPedit
I have tried the custom install in the ORK

and have had no luck so far disabling PST usage in OL
2003

can anyone help me out here

thanks
bill


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bill

Thanks

Written polciy's while in place...as Im sure you know are
often NOT enforceable

Delete and recreate the profile...bummer...

thanks
bill

P.S. I was hoping for more registry control
-----Original Message-----
You need to remove all pst's from profiles (deleting the profiles might be
easier than removing pst's) and then use the reg key in Sue's article. Use
PRFs to create new profiles and lock down the users ability to add internet
accounts to their profiles. Oh, and a written policy telling users what
happens if they decide to try and add psts might prove useful. :)

--

See I do NOT want users to use PST period...

I do not allow them on my network
so mail lost is a PST is OK
since there should be NO PST

if it is so lame...which it might very well be
do you have an idea on how to disable PST's in OL2003 or
not?


thanks
bill
-----Original Message-----
The KB article has nothing to do with disabling the pst, it controls the
size and while you may think you can set it to 0, it won;t work and is a
lame way to handle it. The best you can do is 0x00000001 for the max large
key, and 0x001F4400 for max key - neither is 0, which you are attempting to
use. I'm not sure what those values = as far as file size, but it's not
zero - and can lead to lost messages if you set it and users use a pst.


--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual QuickStart Guide)


Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
Join OneNote Tips mailing list: http://www.onenote- tips.net/

Vote for your favorite Outlook and Exchange utilities in the
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Yes that would be the artical I used also

the DisablePST reg entry...kind of works
unless say there is an existing reference to a PST in the
users profile... in which case it still allows access to
the PST

But in Sue's artical and ref MS artical 832925
there should be better ways to control the PST's in OL2003
but they do not seem to work for me

I added reg entries
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0
\Outlook\PST]
"MaxFileSize"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0
\Outlook\PST]
"MaxLargeFileSize"=dword:00000000

to no effect it would seem

bill




-----Original Message-----
What is not working for you?

It works for me following the steps in
http://www.winnetmag.com/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook/Arti
cl
e/
ArticleID/40961/MicrosoftExchangeOutlook_40961.html

BTW, you can only disable it for user created psts, not
outlook created ones
such as are used for IMAP and HTTP acounts.

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart
Guide)
Author, Google and Other Search Engines (Visual
QuickStart Guide)


Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:
http://www.slipstick.com
Join OneNote Tips mailing list: http://www.onenote-
tips.net/

Vote for your favorite Outlook and Exchange utilities in
the
Slipstick Ratings Raffle at
http://www.slipstick.com/contest/

message
Im trying to disable complete use and access to
PSt's
in
OL2003
I have read and tried:
KB 832925
sue mosher artical on winnetmag "Dealing with pst files"
added the ADM to GPedit
I have tried the custom install in the ORK

and have had no luck so far disabling PST usage in OL
2003

can anyone help me out here

thanks
bill


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Brian Tillman

bill said:
Written polciy's while in place...as Im sure you know are
often NOT enforceable
If a written policy is not enforceable, then it is a worthless policy, in my
opinion.
 

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