Archive Manager

Create Archive Manager Folder for Users in Outlook

Has anyone seen an automated method for creating a folder in Outlook and configuring it to open the Archive Manager page? We need to configure this for over 5000 users and touching every desktop is not an option. It doesn't appear this is possible with a GPO.
  • Use the Archive Manager Exchange utility (program files-archivemanager-tools) as this has the option to create a folder in all user mailboxes. You need to have full access to their mailbox and not be a domain admin. Suggest uysing the ESM account

  • Hello

    Has it been tested with Exchange 2007 ?

    Thank you

    Regis ALIX,
  • I just tried this on a test user and it worked great - thank you!

    Is there documentation available for this tool? Currently loading all
    users from all Exchange servers takes a very long time. I'd like to roll
    this out in a controlled fashion.

    I'd like to know how to select a specific server instead of "All" in the
    drop down, and I'd like to know more about how capable the filtering is.

    Thank you again, this is definitely what I was looking for.


    --
    John LeMay
  • The following vbscript will do what you require. It's designed to implemented as part of a login script:

    ---Start---
    SetupFolderHomePage "Archive Manager Search","http://archivemanager"

    Sub SetupFolderHomePage(foldername,url)
    Set outApp=CreateObject("Outlook.Application")

    Set nsp = outApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    Set mpfInbox = nsp.GetDefaultFolder(6)
    On Error Resume Next
    Set mpfNew = mpfInbox.Parent.Folders.Add(foldername)
    ErrMsg
    mpfNew.WebViewURL = url
    mpfNew.WebViewOn = True
    End Sub

    Sub ErrMsg
    If err.number <> 0 then
    wscript.echo "An Error has Occured"
    wscript.echo "Most likely the folder already exists"
    wscript.echo "Error Detail: "&Err.Number
    Err.clear
    end if

    End Sub
    ---End---

    Regards,

    Ben
  • You might need to start at the top of your email mate :-)
    Nice script though.