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Outlook Synchronization

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Rob Goodall, Jan 18, 2002.

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  1. Rob Goodall

    Rob Goodall Thread Starter

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    Here's the problem: how can I synchronize MS Outlook on my desktop machine with MS Outlook (both 2000) on my laptop machine? The are connected via an ethernet router, which also connects both to the Internet via cable modem. I've looked all over and can't seem to find a simple solution to this problem. Any ideas?
     
  2. Rockn

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    In your settings for the mail server check the box for leave a copy of message on the server. If this isn't checked the messages get stored locally. It might be able to be done if you use net folders in 2000
     
  3. Rob Goodall

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    Thanks for the advice about leaving mail on the server. However, I am not just interested in e-mail. I want to synchronize my calendar, contacts, to-do list and so on. So far, I haven't found any easy way to do it. Is this because Microsoft thinks you shouldn't be using one program on two machines? (you can only use one at a time!) Seems to me this feature, and one that removes duplicates should be built into the program.
     
  4. Raphael

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    I know that this is not what you asked, but a Palm Pilot will do the trick for you
     
  5. tomlunt

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    Rob -

    here's another option that i use. The downside is that you can only use one of the computers at a time.

    I have a laptop and a desktop, both with Outlook 2000. I move the outlook.pst file (where all the data is stored) from one machine to another using Laplink. I the computers are on a network, so the transfer is fast.

    The laplink software has something called an Exchange Agent. Basically you just match up whatever folders you need synchronized on two different machines and let it go.

    In other words.:

    1. Work all day at office
    2. Run Exchange Agent before going home (both computer now synchronized)
    3. Work at home in evening
    4. Go back to work in morning
    5. Run Exchange Agent again (both computer synchronized again).

    It's not a perfect solution, but it works for me. The exchange agent only takes a minute or two.

    This also means i have good backups all the time.

    If you want to run both at the same time, this won't help.

    Tom
     
  6. Ophelia_Hardin

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    Jerry Pounelle mentions a program that will do this -- check his site and do a search http:://www.jerrypournelle.com
     
  7. Raphael

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    Can you spell that again please??
     
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