Group Policy Microsoft

Group Policy Management – Outlook 2016 Policy GUI Bug

After a little puzzling with MS Outlook 2016 Synchronization settings GPO I thought I’d share this small bug in the GUI (at least for our environment 2k8r2 ADs):


If you’re editing Outlook 2016 cached exchange mode duration:


\User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Outlook 2016\Account Settings\Exchange\Cached Exchange Mode\Cached Exchange Mode Sync Settings


Then switching the option to “All” and re-opening the policy in the GUI will display it reverting to “Three Days”, this is a bug!


My solution was simply changing the setting to “All” and not returning to the GUI control of the policy, if I then exited the policy and returned to the Group Policy Management GUI, inspecting the policy’s [Settings] I found the “All” setting was retained behind the scenes.


Outlook 2007 to 2010 and NK2

With Outlook 2010+ on Exchange 2010+ NK2 files are deprecated and replaced with server side(ish) secret listings.

To export 2007 NK2’s seamlessly:

1. copy .nk2 file from user dir (in XP that’s “%USERPROFILE%Application DataMicrosoftOutlook*.nk2”

2. create the new directory “%appdata%MicrosoftOutlook” on the recipient machine

3, drop the copied nk2 in (assuming it’s named Outlook.nk2

4. Setup Outlook 2010 on new PC using the Outlook profile (or match name to nk2 name or vice versa)

5. the nk2 is then imported into the users 2010 profile on the server and renamed .file!