Remembering Echange Username with XP Home


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dan

Hi,

I have an issue that I can't seem to find any guidance on. Here's the
setup --> we are using SBS 2003 with Exchange working properly for
email for about 10 users. All of the machines that connect to the SBS
box are using XP Home and are still able to connect to each user's
Exchange account just fine. (I already know they can't join the
domain without Pro)

But the issue is that when Outlook prompts for the user's credentials,
it is by default entering the workstation's name into the username
box. For example, it is inserting "BOB-PC/bsmith" and then it leaves
the password empty. So the only way to login correctly to the SBS box
is to delete what's in the username box and enter only "bsmith" and
then it works fine.

I know the easy fix to this is to upgrade to XP Pro, but that is not
an option at this time. So I was hoping there was a work-around to
force Outlook to remember the username and not insert the
workstation's name in front of it in the username field.

Thanks!
 
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Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]

I know the easy fix to this is to upgrade to XP Pro, but that is not
an option at this time. So I was hoping there was a work-around to
force Outlook to remember the username and not insert the
workstation's name in front of it in the username field.

When the PC I'm using is not part of the domain, I can enter
[email protected] as the username and the Outlook credentials dialogue
usually remembers.
 
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dan

OK, thanks for your response, I will try that. Just to be clear on
this (following from my example), what you are saying then is that I
could enter "[email protected]", where domain-name would be just the
name of the domain for the SBS box and not the name of the server
itself correct?

Thanks for your help, greatly appreciated!
 
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Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]

OK, thanks for your response, I will try that. Just to be clear on
this (following from my example), what you are saying then is that I
could enter "[email protected]", where domain-name would be just the
name of the domain for the SBS box and not the name of the server
itself correct?

I believe that's correct. It's whatever domain the Exchange server uses for
your authentication.
 

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