Publish form to users' Personal Forms Library via script or GPO?

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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

I've got a client who will be migrating from internally hosted Exchange 2000
(yes, you read that correctly) to externally hosted Exchange 2007 with
OL2007 clients. They are also looking to use Sharepoint (WSS 3.0) for their
shared contacts & calendar, which are currently in E2000 public folders -
the hosting company isn't providing PFs.

Normally this would be no big deal, but they've got a nice little custom
form for their public contacts, which they want to keep. It's currently
published to the PF itself on their existing E2k server.

As we won't have access to the organizational forms library on the hosted
server, I'm guessing I'll need to publish the form to each user's Personal
Forms Library (the content is pretty static so the decentralization is
fine). On my own network, I've tested the link between the Sharepoint
contacts & Outlook, and when I publish the form to my own library the
contacts work perfectly with the form. However, I don't really feel like
doing all this on multiple computers.

Is there any way to do this without going through all the publishing steps
for each user in Outlook? I don't mind creating the Sharepoint link &
telling it to locate & use the form; I just want to minimize the steps & not
have to first publish the form.

Any constructive advice welcome! Thanks.
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

You'd need to use send keys - there isn't a command that you can use in a
script.

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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Diane Poremsky said:
You'd need to use send keys - there isn't a command that you can use
in a script.

Thanks, Diane. Any links for me? I googled but am not finding anything that
looks very useful.
"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
I've got a client who will be migrating from internally hosted
Exchange 2000 (yes, you read that correctly) to externally hosted
Exchange 2007 with OL2007 clients. They are also looking to use
Sharepoint (WSS 3.0) for their shared contacts & calendar, which are
currently in E2000 public folders - the hosting company isn't
providing PFs. Normally this would be no big deal, but they've got a nice
little
custom form for their public contacts, which they want to keep. It's
currently published to the PF itself on their existing E2k server.

As we won't have access to the organizational forms library on the
hosted server, I'm guessing I'll need to publish the form to each
user's Personal Forms Library (the content is pretty static so the
decentralization is fine). On my own network, I've tested the link
between the Sharepoint contacts & Outlook, and when I publish the
form to my own library the contacts work perfectly with the form.
However, I don't really feel like doing all this on multiple
computers. Is there any way to do this without going through all the
publishing
steps for each user in Outlook? I don't mind creating the Sharepoint
link & telling it to locate & use the form; I just want to minimize
the steps & not have to first publish the form.

Any constructive advice welcome! Thanks.
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

Hi Paula,

You can use a simple logon script if you want, that might be a relatively
easy way of doing the publishing. If you want I can show you what you need,
ping me off list.




"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
Diane Poremsky said:
You'd need to use send keys - there isn't a command that you can use
in a script.

Thanks, Diane. Any links for me? I googled but am not finding anything
that looks very useful.
"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
 

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