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Outlook 2007 Deployment

For some unknown reason, Microsoft removed the ability to apply transform files to the Office 2007 suite when installing via MSI. On the flip side they made it much easier to deploy patches in MSP format to Office 2007 when installing via the traditional setup.exe. Give and take I suppose. Why is this a problem? Well if you want to deploy any or all of the Office 2007 suite via Active Directory Group Policy you will need to get a little creative.

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Network Stored PST Files

Officially Microsoft does not support the storage of PST files on file shares whether they are on a LAN or WAN.  They have a knowledge base article specifically regarding this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297019 but there is also a good commentary on the subject on the Microsoft Enterprise Platforms Windows Server Performance Team blog Network Stored PST files … don’t do it!