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Creating Mapi-Profil without Outlook (kb2973)

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

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Summary

Microsoft does not support installing Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server or Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 on the same computer. It is an frequently errornous statement that is it necessary to install an MAPI-Client (Microsoft Outlook or Exchange Client) on an Exchange Server to create MAPI-Profiles. Installing an MAPI-Client is not recommended on an productive Exchange system.

Information

Exchange and Outlook 2000 / 2003 problems

Exchange 2000 installs a copy of the Mapi32.dll file in the Winnt\System32 folder. In Outlook 2000 and later, the MAPI subsystem moves to the Program Files\Common Files\System\Mapi\1033\NT folder. Typically, Outlook installs a "stub" version of MAPI (Mapi32.dll) in the Winnt\System32 folder, which didn't supports the Exchange calls. Microsoft does not recommend expressly installing Outllok on an Exchange Server.

Creating an Mapi Profile without Outlook

It is an frequently errornous statement that is it necessary to install an MAPI-Client (Microsoft Outlook or Exchange Client) on an Exchange Server to create MAPI-Profiles. As long as a MAPI subsystem is installed (and in the case of Exchange, there is), there is a variety of other ways to create MAPI-Profil

SwyxWare and Mapi

Calendar-Based Call Management provides SwyxWare users with the option of forwarding their calls based on their Calendar. In order for this to work, SwyxServer must be able to access the Microsoft Exchange Server via the MAPI interface. This is achieved by creating a user in the Exchange Server. This user must use the same Windows user account (‘swyxpbx’) as which the SwyxWare services are started.


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