I currently use Outlook in stand alone mode or against another server, how do I move my data onto my GMS server using GMS Collaboration?

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Question

I have been using Outlook as my mail client, and have data in my Contacts, Calendars, Notes etc. that I would like to transfer to my GMS server using GMS Collaboration client. Is this possible?

Answer

Yes, this can be achieved, and is quite simple. First, install the GMS Collaboration client on your PC. Now, open your existing outlook profile, and then select

File->Data File Management

Now click on the "Add…" button, then select GMS Server, and click "Ok".

Close the Outlook Data Files window, and in your tree menu in Outlook you will now see GMS Server.

You can now go to the Contacts, Notes and Tasks page, and "Drag and drop" all your entries to the corresponding folder under GMS Server.

With calendar entries, the easiest method is to select a month view, and select all your entries, then right click and choose to move these entries to another folder.

Once you are happy that all your data has been moved, you can then remove your personal folders as follows:

Go to "Tools->Email Accounts, and select to "View or change existing email accounts." For your account, in the drop down box "Deliver new e-mail to the following location" select "GMS Server", then click "Finish"

Close down and restart Outlook.

Now go back to "File->Data File Management", select your old data file, and click "Remove".

You have then completed the transfer from a your previous data store to the GMS server.

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Keywords:Outlook data move collaboration

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