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firescythe
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Need help at account setup to work on domain computer and home computer

Hello,

I have installed the portable Tbird to an USB pendrive on my home computer. On my home computer I have set up the e-mail account. There is only 1 e-mail account, there is only 1 user. E-mail has arrived, its functionality has been confirmed. I took this pendrive with me to work be able to handle my mailing from work too. At my workplace, the computers are in domain, and I need to use network login, local computer login is not the purpose.

So, when I started at work my pre-configured Thunderbird, it has shown no profiles and was asking for account creation. At that point I have become suspicious, and tried it with local computer login... and if I dont change any settings, at local computer login I get back my profile and mails. But when logging in a domain computer with network login, there will be no profile.

Can someone tell me, why? and maybe how to resolve it?
Thanks in advance

Fscythe

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first few Q

how is your usb stick formated? Is it really FAT32?

Are you using an usb flash stick or are you copying the TB to some location on the hard drive? If so where?

What type is th mail account? Normal POP3 mailbox? Or IMAP? Or are you trying to get some exchange account to work?

Did you try to insert the usb stick after you have logged into the domain?

Do you have some local install of TB on that computer as well?

If you have your TB on fat32 formated stick, you log in to your normal domain profile, stick in the usb stick , it is simply read as removable drive and there is one profile and this one is going to be read from the stick and used. Regardless of logging in local or domain.
Some people however try strange things like make the portable default mail client and similar, this might well lead to unpredictable effects.

Otto Sykora
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first few A

Yes, my USB is really FAT32

I'm using plenty of portables being installed and run from the pendrive. I do not copy anything to the local computer. (I install portables with home computer onto the USB)

Mail account is POP3. SSL on port995 for incoming (outgoing is SMTP on 25, but thats not much important). No IMAP or exchange is involved.

Usually I insert during starting up, may have happened sometimes that I inserted after login, but now I did try: deattach, unplug...wait a few sec..reinsert, open TB, but still does not appear the account, while it appears on other computers, when logging into local computer account...but not if started after network/domain login. Can it happen that the computer policy (not managed by me) interferes with it?

There is no other TB wide around, maybe not even in the building complex, and not even at my home. At home I use Gmail (and other webmails) via FFox only. At work I need to use Lotus Notes. None of these accounts are involved in the topic.

THE BIG STORY:
I'm a Tier2 tech guy, poking computers since I was 6. I've got to be employed by a company, which has webmail. I can easily reach it with IE, FFox (FFox for president!) at home and at work. Now I need to keep on track this webmail 8h-23h and organize incoming mails into folders on USB Inbox. I could set up the account on my home computer in TB and mails have arrived, there is a 15Mb Inbox file at T:\util\PTBL\Tbird\Data\profile\Mail\mail.w...h....com\Inbox. If I run TB on my home computer, the account appears and I can use the previously configured account. If I run TB at my work computer, no account appears and asks for setting up one. If I close TB instead of creating again a new account, and plug this USB into another computer, where I log in to 'local computer', there the account appears again. Why does not appear when I do network login?

Thanks for your time Smile

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in such case

>Can it happen that the computer policy (not managed by me) interferes with it?

Otto Sykora
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firescythe
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Dear all,

I could figure out my problem, however I can't resolve it due to corporate firewall policy =/ sad thing. Thanks for all who attended to the topic Smile

Have easier problems Biggrin
See ya

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bad luck

then, well still wonder how they did set up such thing...

Otto Sykora
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Hi

Im very much sorry, im not told. However there would be no problem to get know this, but I'm outsourced tech support at this company, and ("what a surprise") they are not too much friendly with me, I'm usally told only the infos I can't live without =/

best regards, and thanks for your effort

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I think some domain group

I think some domain group policy is pushing an environmental parameter to the local PC that is preventing TBP from finding your profile. Provided those GPOs do not prevent you running the PortableApps platform on the local computer, I also think I know how to reset this parameter to the correct one.

On your portable drive, copy the file "ThunderbirdPortable.ini" from the directory:
\PortableApps\ThunderbirdPortable\Other\Source
into the directory:
\PortableApps\ThunderbirdPortable

T-Bird does not use this particular file unless it has been moved into this particular directory. Now you need to edit this .ini file (Windows Notepad works fine) and change the line that reads:
ThunderbirdExecutable=thunderbird.exe
... into ...
ThunderbirdExecutable=Start_T-Bird.cmd

Next, go to the directory:
\PortableApps\ThunderbirdPortable\App\Thunderbird
and create a text file named Start_T-Bird.cmd. Cut and paste what follows between the dashed lines into this new text file and save it.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
@ECHO off

SETLOCAL EnableExtensions

FOR /F "Tokens=1 delims=\" %%D In ('CD') Do Set CD=%%D\

SET TEMP=%CD%Temp
SET TMP=%CD%Temp

START /B /I /D%CD%PortableApps\ThunderbirdPortable\App\Thunderbird thunderbird.exe -profile %CD%PortableApps\ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

It is a long line and gets wrapped by the forum but everything from the START command to the end of the file should be on the same line. If you use Notepad, make certain it does not add a ".txt" extension to the batch file.

The command "SETLOCAL EnableExtensions" should enable you to customize this new shell's environment to something apart from the host PC's.

Invoking the "thunderbird.exe" command with the "-profile" switch enables you to manually designate your profile's location. If yours is not in:
%CD%PortableApps\ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile
edit the path accordingly.

If it does not work, just remove or rename the file ThunderbirdPortable.ini which you moved to the directory:
\PortableApps\ThunderbirdPortable
and everything will operate as it did originally. If it does work, TBP still should work as it did before on any other PC.

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