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How do I install an outlook client on a powermac

Need to install an outlook client on a powermac. I dont have much (none in fact) knowledge of macs, it can ping the exchange server but does not authenticate onto the NT network. What do I need to do, I guess I need the mac services installed, would that be on the PDC/BDC or the exchange server. Also how do I get the mac to authenticate to the NT network to enable it to use an existing or new mail profile.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

Thanks

Darren
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lyonCommented:
Ok this is how we installed Outlook 8.5 on the macintosh.
1)Install the Outlook 8.5 client
2)Setup TCP/IP services on the mac and set the level to advanced.
3)If you dont have one already create a hosts file in your system folder
4)Add the following to the hosts file
each on separate lines w/out the quotes
"servername CNAME FQDN"
"FQDN A IP Address"
Example
"myexchsvr CNAME mail.mydomain.com"
"mail.mydomain.com A 1.1.1.1"
5)Restart the MAC
6) Launch Outlook and choose properties
7) Create an Exchange Server profile and enter the ip address of the exchange server and the users id. Make sure TCP/IP is chosen instead of the default AppleTalk
8)Click checkname and you will resolve to the server.
9)Launch outlook and you're done
The Host file enables the macintosh to resolve the server name to its IP Address. This has worked on PowerMac 7100 up to and including G4's.
Let me know how this works for you.
Any questions and I'd be happy to provide more details.

Good Luck
Joe


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scottdaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info, shall try this either today or tomorrow. One query though, how does the client authenticate to the domain, (the mac is purely standalone at the moment and does not logon). Do I need to install client services for mac etc ?

Thanks again.

Darren
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lyonCommented:
No the mac will still not authenticate to the domain. With the entry in the hosts file is will do its own name resolution for the exchange server.
If you need the Mac's to authenticate that is another issue we can talk about after you have had a chance to get Outlook up and running.

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scottdaAuthor Commented:
OK thanks, but how can the mac use the profile, where is the security ? does that mean any mac client can open any profile, I would have not thought so.
I shall submit another commment here when I have got to the point where you last left off.

Thanks for you comments, much appreciated.

Darren
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scottdaAuthor Commented:
Lyon,

Done all the above, the mac saw the global address list during the profile wizard and i was able to check name ok. Finished wizard and then started outlook, prompted for domain userid, domain and password, entered ok. Then outlook hung for a while and come back saying that the exchange server was not available, even though we can go back and do a check name again ?

Any ideas, seems like we are pretty close now.

Thanks
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scottdaAuthor Commented:
Thanks Lyon, everything is working fine now, your comments were really helpful.

Cheers again.

Darren
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