SUM: how do I exclude Outlook .OST file?
Created: 11 Feb 2008 • Updated: 20 Sep 2010 | 7 comments
I'm using the 2.0.2 version of SUM (Symantec User Migration ver. 22.214.171.1243). It appears to work pretty much the same as the prev. version in this regard. I am capturing settings for Microsoft Outlook 2003. But, I don't want to capture the .ost file (the local copy of the data store). We have our laptops set up to use a local .ost, syncing with the server. But that file gets pretty big and we don't need to migrate it since it'll be re-created on the new computer.
I'm using a customized, manually edited template file (SCMMigrationOptions.xml), where I've put in two lines to exlude the .ost:
$Profile$\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.ost
I added the second line because the first didn't work, but outlook.ost is still being captured. That's about 40mb that I don't need.
It looks like the application capture settings take precedence over the file exclude settings, just like the file exclude settings take precedence over the file include settings.
Is there any way for me to exclude the outlook.ost file?