The OutlookConfig Client application is a stand alone application that runs on the end user machine and migrates user Outlook profiles. The client application can be found in the system tray, where it runs and regularly polls the server for instructions to migrate an outlook profile.
The Client is installed from the MSI generated on the server and should be installed on an end user machine that has Microsoft Outlook installed.
- Operating system: Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
- Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.5 +
- Microsoft Outlook
|Outlook 2007||Microsoft has indicated that Outlook 2007 will End of Life in October 2017 and will not be able to connect to O365.|
|Outlook 2010||Microsoft has indicated that Outlook 2010 will End of Life in October 2020, Microsoft recommends upgrading to the latest version of Office.|
Distribute the MSI to your end users by:
- Sending the MSI through email or file share
- Providing the download Url for the users to download the MSI from the Server
Run the MSI and follow the steps to install
Run the following command replacing the path and file name as needed in a command line
msiexec /i C:\PathToMSI\Outlookconfig.msi /qb
Group Policy Installation
A further option to roll out the OutlookConfig application organisation wide is to use Group Policy. Instructions on how to do this can be found at the following link http://www.advancedinstaller.com/user-guide/tutorial-gpo.html
Outlook Profile Migration
Once installed, the OutlookConfig Client application runs in the system tray on the end user machine.
The OutlookConfig application periodically (every 60 minutes) polls the server for instructions to start the Outlook Profile migration. Double clicking the System Tray icon maximises the OutlookConfig application.
The following is the OutlookConfig app. As you can see, the application currently has no actions to perform.
When a migration administrator selects a user for Outlook profile migration, the OutlookConfig application will pick up the instruction the next time it polls the server. A prompt will display to inform the user that Outlook profile migration is ready.
When the user clicks OK at the prompt they will be presented with the OutlookConfig application and the option to Start Configuration. Please complete any emails and close Outlook before starting a configuration.
Clicking the Start Configuration button will begin the migration process. A dialog will appear into which the user email address and password should be entered.
The email and password is for the destination O365 account. In many migration scenarios a users email and password will not change, however if a user is to receive a new email address as part of the migration it should be entered in this dialog.
Clicking OK performs the Outlook profile migration. On completion a prompt will be shown
Outlook will open and it will now be using your new O365 profile.
The OutlookConfig application will show