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Connect to Outlook - is a PST required for Outlook 07

  Asked By: Caleb    Date: Apr 20    Category: MOSS    Views: 9747

I just had a user want to "connect to Outlook" a team calendar in MOSS (he uses
Outlook 03), and he got a "pst is not allowed" error message.

This is true: our company, like many, many others, uses a group policy to
disallow users creating PSTs, "because we feel they are not an enterprise
solution in myriad ways - we cannot back them up on C drive, they are not
supported on network drive, past corruption problems, inability to get to items
via OWA, etc

Is there a back door way to connect a SharePoint calendar to Outlook that we are
missing?." {echoing another poster commenting on this blog post:

Does this change once we go to Outlook 07? Is there a way to allow the "Connect
to Outlook" functionality without creation of a pst?



22 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Lizette Mcconnell     Answered On: Apr 20

No and no I'm afraid - the SharePoint/Outlook integration requires PSTs
in both 2003 and 2007.

Answer #2    Answered By: Rosanna Parrish     Answered On: Apr 20

There is a way to display the team  calendar in Outlook, but it won't be
integrated or synchronized in any way. Simply add the URL of the team
calendar as the home page for a new folder in Outlook and show the home page
by default. It will at least allow you to look at the calendar  without
opening up a separate browser window.

Answer #3    Answered By: Kalash Karmakar     Answered On: Apr 20

Check out the following (from the Outlook 2007 Group Policy template) --
we use this to keep users  from creating  PSTs for email, while still
enabling SharePoint (and other apps) to use PSTs. PST are a bad idea as
a mail store -- they're often not on servers, and therefore often not
managed/backed up -- but we're ok with using them in this manner since
the data in the PST is sync'd to SharePoint:
Prevent users from adding PSTs to Outlook profiles and/or prevent using
Sharing-Exclusive PSTs Setting Path: user  Configuration/Administrative
Templates/Microsoft Office Outlook 2007/Miscellaneous/PST Settings
Explanation By default, users can add PSTs to their Outlook profiles and
can use Sharing-Exclusive PSTs for storing SharePoint Lists and Internet
Calendars. You can use this setting to limit users' ability to store
mail in a decentralized fashion. You can block the use of PSTs
completely, but be aware that blocking all PSTs disables Outlook
features such as SharePoint Lists and Internet Calendar.

If instead you allow only Sharing-Exclusive PSTs to be added to user
profiles, PST usage is still limited but the Outlook features that rely
on special PSTs are not disabled. The setting that allows
Sharing-Exclusive PSTs to be added blocks users from creating new
folders in the Sharing-Exclusive PST; copying existing mail folders from
their default store to the PST; and copying individual mail items to the
root of the PST.

Answer #4    Answered By: Mark Smith     Answered On: Aug 20

This error generally occurs because of corruption in pst file. Use Inbox Repair Tool to fix the error and then connect with pst file. Probably you wont get same error.
Visit following link to more info:

Answer #5    Answered By: Tom Aurthor     Answered On: Apr 23

To repair your pst file, you should try RecoveryFix for Outlook repair software. This software will help you in restoring your outlook pst file.



Answer #6    Answered By: Marks Paul     Answered On: Jul 25

If you have any problems with Outlook PST file, you can try a tool called
Kernel for Outlook PST Repair Software. You can download a free demo version at http://www.repairpst.net

It is efficiently retrieves deleted, missing, damaged and inaccessible items from Outlook PST file and repair any issues related outlook pst file. Supported Outlook version Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000, 97 and 2013.

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