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10.7: Update for making Entourage play well with Time Machine Apps
I'd been using this hint to backup my Microsoft User Data for Entourage 2008.

I have been using Office Communicator 2011 sucessfully but, since upgrading to Lion I've had crashes and over the last few weeks have been unable to login with a message about clock settings or certificates.

Some background: my company is using an older version of Exchange (2003) with a newer version of OCS (2007) so I have both 2008 and 2011 versions of Office installed and am stuck with using Entourage until an Exchange upgrade next year.

Some searching suggested that some other Office apps do not behave when files are not in standard locations. I wondered if the method used to create an alias via the Finder to the Office 2008 Identities folder in the above Entourage hint was causing problems.

I deleted the alias and used the terminal to create a Unix symbolic link by entering the following:
ln -s /Volumes/Office_2008_Identities/Office\ 2008\ ~/Dcuments/Microsoft\ User\ Data/Identities/Office\ 2008\
Office Communicator and Entourage are both working OK now.

[crarko adds: A good reminder that a Finder alias and a symbolic link are two different things, despite some similarities.]
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10.7: Update for making Entourage play well with Time Machine
Authored by: Bdeen on Nov 19, '11 09:35:46AM

Have you tried this? http://davmail.sourceforge.net/ my coworker who is on an older exchange server said it worked like a charm. I bought my way in to the beta of exchange 2010.



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10.7: Update for making Entourage play well with Time Machine
Authored by: sonorelli on Dec 08, '12 08:09:47AM

I can not get this to work in Mountain Lion 10.8.2. I can make a symbolic link, but unless the sparse bundle disk image is already open, the link can't find the folder. And even if it is, Entourage could not recognize the file, and offered to start from scratch. I hope there's a way to make this work in Mountain Lion, if anyone knows, please post.



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