When a mailbox is created on Exchange Server, the folder names on that mailbox object aren't set until a client connects to it for the first time. The folders are then assigned permanent names based on the language resources in the client.
For instance, if you have an English-language edition of Microsoft Outlook, and then switch to a Spanish-language version, the folders would still retain their English names.
Up until recently, there wasn't an easy way to get around this problem -- short of deleting and recreating a person's mailbox, which is never convenient. However, Rolf Masuch has written a convenient set of
The "Language Stamper" tool, as Rolf calls it, comes in three versions:
- Language Stamper Admin works on the server side and can be used to rename one or more mailboxes with new language labels. The program includes pre-built labels for English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian, but a user can always provide his own custom folder names as well.
- Language Stamper Client, as the name implies, runs on the client side and can be used to rename a single mailbox that the user logs into with his own credentials.
- The command-line Language Stamper works the same as the client, but from the command line, so it can be scripted or used in a batch file. This version has the same language resources as Language Stamper Admin, but can also be used to create custom folder names.
About the author: Serdar Yegulalp is editor of the Windows Insight.
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This was first published in August 2005