>Thanks for the reply. I would think the exchange profile for a user would
>be something stored in the users profile, which gets put into the registry
>when that user logs on to the computer.
That's where it's stored.
Quote:>I am using roving profiles in NT,
>and no matter where I log in on the network, I get my mail box, i.e. the
>exhange profile settings, mainly the exchange server's name, my mail box
>name, and the defaults for the address list and services etc., follow me
>around fine. So I'm assuming that info is being written to my user.dat file
>which gets written to my home directory on the net (roving networks).
Sounds about right so far
>I'm correct about all that, then for the problem to happen, there is some
>sort of problem with those registry/profile entries being updated, or being
That's what I said. Either that or the transfer from server to client
of the *.dat file is having a problem (but that's unlikely).
Quote:>The wierd thing is that it only appears to happen with the
>exchange profile stuff not any of the other user profile things like desktop
Yes, and the client program changes the MAPI profile all the time.
Sometime it's changes because the ser initiates the change. Some time
the change is initiated by the server (the user's mailbox is moved to
another server in the site, for instance).
>Do you think that its just one of those "ugly things" in exchange? If so, I
>guess there isn't much to do about it, I'm using the latest SP for exchange.
>Its not a major problem, just an occasional nuisance.
>What's your experience tell you.
It tells me that problems like this are not easy to diagnose.
I can understand the server name changing if you move the mailbox. And
I can see that Display Name changing (the MAPI profile is tied to the
mailbox by its Distinguished Name) if that same change was made at the
server. But what you're describing sounds suspiciously like your're
using the wrong entry in the registry or retrieving the wrong *.dat
file from the server.
Is there some distinctive change you can make to your NT profile that
you can recognize when you log on? Maybe you can recognize this
situation with something visual, like a distinctive wallpaper. Or, if
that's not possible, when you detect the error with the MAPI profile,
check some other things that the user might recognize as not belonging
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