HowTo Setup Outlook with OpenChange Server¶
If you have successfully completed tasks described in this guides, you are now ready to test OpenChange server with Microsoft Outlook.
resolving OpenChange server FQDN¶
If no additional operations have been performed on Samba4, the samba process should run with endpoint mapper and openchange server services only. It also means DNS configuration for Samba4 has not been installed yet. While it would be preferable to setup DNS for other usage but OpenChange server one, we will skip this step.We will instead modify Windows hosts file:
- On your windows workstation, edit
- Add an entry for OpenChange server:
10.254.0.103 server.openchange.local server
10.254.0.103is the IP address where your OpenChange server is running
serveris the netbiosname defined in
openchange.localis the realm defined in
Microsoft Outlook 2003¶
Create MAPI profile¶
- Open the Control Panel and run the Mail applet
- Click on Show Profiles
- Click on Add... and specify a profile name. For example openchange
- Tick Add new e-mail account radio box, click on Next
- Tick Microsoft Exchange Server radio box, click on Next
- Enter OpenChange server IP address
- Do NOT tick Use Cached Exchange Mode box
- Enter your OpenChange server account name
- Click on More settings, a warning box should show up similarly to the output below
- Click on OK, a windows with a General Tab should show up. Click on Cancel, a new windows should show up
- Go to the Security pane
- Tick the Always prompt for user name and password box
- Click on OK
- You will now be prompted for your credentials, otherwise click on Check Name button
- If the process completed successfully, Microsoft Exchange server and User Name text fields should be underlined.
- Make sure to select the openchange profile if Always use this profile radio box is ticked.
Congratulations! You can run Outlook and test how it behaves against OpenChange Server.