I’ve written often about Outlook and PST files. I want to see a day that users could open up PST files on a Windows computer like they might open a text file. Well, sadly, that day is not here yet.
If you look to Microsoft for the “Official” word on getting mail data out of the OST file, you’ll be met with “not possible” or “not supported” or some version of those words. In the world of IT, when you need to get at user’s mail data – “not possible” is not going to cut it. Here’s how you can get some (or all) the mail data out of OST files.
One particular situation the group policy is great for is to control some of the Office 2003/2007 settings that you might not want the user to mess with. Users often have the habit of just saying yes to questions like “Do you want to Autoarchive?” and then looking confounded when they can’t find important email messages.