If you have a hosted Exchange account, you’ve probably dealt with the PRF file: it’s an automated setup file that you just double-click and it configures Outlook for you. Totally slick. But in Outlook 2007, Microsoft
broke changed something and you can no longer easily import the PRF settings. There’s a way to do it under Windows Vista, but it’s slightly more involved. The instructions below are adapted from my hosted Exchange provider 4Smartphone.
- Download the PRF file from your hosted Exchange provider and put it on your desktop.
- Click Start, and then click Run. On Vista just type Run and his Enter. This will open Run command box.
- In Open field, type the following and don’t forget the quotes. You may want to copy/paste this into the RUN box and just change the variables: outlook.exe /importprf “C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop\FILENAME.prf”
- Let Outlook 2007 do it’s thing – you’ll have to enter your username and password as part of the setup process.
And that’s it!