Is it possible to set up an Outlook 2010 archive so that it archives to an Outlook folder rather than to an archive.pst file?

I have a user who needs to archive her email into an archive folder stored on the Exchange server (rather than to an individual archive.pst file) since this user has Outlook opened on two different computers at the same time.

Please provide me with the exact steps on how to do this.

asked 12/08/2011 07:47

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Do you not have a personal or home drive on the network for your users??? If you do you can just put the archive folder there, but don't know if you can have it opened twice, why not just create a folder in your Exchange account and keep the emails there?  I mean why archive if you are just storing it on the exchange server anyway?


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You can't open an .pst file by two instances of Outlook at the same time. When you open Outlook, the .pst file is locked and nobody located on the network can open it.
The better way if you are using Exchange 2010 is t use the archive mailbox of Exchange.

answered 2011-12-08 at 16:33:45

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How us to use archive mailbox database on Exchange 2010:

Read all the 4 articles.

If you don't have Ex2010, you have to either upgrade to 2010 or use some third-party software to take away the PST files from the client and presents them in another way (many solutions are web-bases and not integrated into Outlook).
Best combination is of course Outlook 2010 with Exchange 2010, in that way the PST archive will stored on the Exchange server and integrated directly into Outlook 2010.

answered 2011-12-08 at 20:30:54

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