The Exchange Profile Update tool

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After you move a mailbox across an administrative group, any Microsoft Outlook profiles that were in use for this mailbox no longer function correctly. Mailbox servers can refer Outlook to the correct server after mailboxes have been moved within an administrative group, but this process does not work correctly for mailboxes that are moved across an administrative group. Security settings for e-mail mesages, calendaring, free and busy information, public folder moderation, and delegation may not work. You must update the profile for 100 percent functionality after such a move. A profile redirector tool has been created to address this situation. This tool is named the Exchange Profile Update tool (ExProfRe).

You can run the ExProfRe tool by using logon scripts or by using Group Policy. Or, you can run the ExProfRe tool at a command prompt to make the needed changes to an Outlook profile. The ExProfRe tool is a part of the Exchange Server 2003 Web Release. To obtain this tool, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note This tool only applies to cross-AG moves that are done while in Exchange mixed-mode. Exchange 2000/2003 Native-mode moves do not change the LegacyExchangeDN property on the mailbox even if the moves cross the site boundary or the admin group boundary. Therefore, they do not require this tool.


For more information, see the following resources. All three of these resources were updated for Exchange Server 2003 SP1.
  • The Exchange Server 2003 Deployment Guide. This deployment guide was released at the same time as Exchange Server 2003 SP1. This guide includes information about consolidation requirements and about the steps that you have to follow to consolidate sites. To obtain the deployment guide, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
  • Exchange Server 2003 Deployment Tools. These tools provide a basic outline of the steps to consolidate sites. To obtain the Exchange Server 2003 Deployment Tools, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    After you download the Exdeploy.exe file, double-click it to extract the contents to a folder. After the files are extracted, double-click the Exdeploy.hta file to open the Exchange Server Deployment Tools.
  • The Planning an Exchange Server 2003 Messaging System Guide. To obtain this planning guide, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


Article ID: 873214 - Last Review: October 30, 2007 - Revision: 3.5
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1
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