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Old 08-26-02, 01:32 PM
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Outlook 2000, enabling PST file usage?

I have Outlook 2000 on a WindowsNT (SP5) build and want to enable the use of PSTs by tweaking the registry....any ideas?

When I try and export my Contacts database out to a PST file, I keep getting a message that
"PST (Personal Storage) usage is disabled on this computer"
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Old 08-26-02, 05:34 PM
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I don't think it's an NT issue...I think it's an Outlook issue.

Make sure that Outlook isn't installed Internet Mail Only or No Email.
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Old 08-26-02, 07:43 PM
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Have you tried in outlook to do new outlook Data File and see if that creates a pst?
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Old 08-26-02, 07:45 PM
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Found it..


XCLN: How to Disable AutoArchive and Personal Folders
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Outlook 98
Microsoft Outlook 2000
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
Summary
You may want to deploy Outlook with the AutoArchive and personal folder file (.pst) capabilities disabled. This article describes how to disable the AutoArchive and personal folder file features in Outlook and describes the Outlook options that are impacted if you disable these features.
More Information
Disabling the AutoArchive and Personal Folder File Features
To disable the AutoArchive feature in Outlook:

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Quit all programs.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate one of the following keys in the registry, as applicable:
For Outlook 98:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Outlook\
For Outlook 2000:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\
On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value Name: DisablePst
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1
Quit Registry Editor.
Outlook Options Impacted
If you click Tools, click Options, and then click the Other tab, the AutoArchive section is hidden. You cannot set AutoArchive options.
The AutoArchive tab in each Folder Property dialog box is hidden.
All of the AutoArchive settings that were previously set are no longer enabled. For example, if you previously configured AutoArchive to move messages older than six months from your Sent Items folder to a personal folder file, this feature no longer functions.
On the File menu, the Archive command is hidden.
On the File menu, the Open Personal Folders File (.pst) command is hidden.
On the File menu, the Import and Export command no longer imports or exports to a .pst file. If you choose this command, the following message is displayed:
PST (Personal Storage) usage is disabled on this computer.
NOTE: After you add the DisablePst registry key, users can still add the Personal Folder service to their profiles.
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Old 08-26-02, 10:42 PM
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Ok, looks like the above registry entries were made and you have to undo them to re-enable PSTs
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Old 08-27-02, 06:21 AM
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Thanks gang...undoing the registry edit above did the trick!
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Old 08-27-02, 09:45 AM
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