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Has anyone got Outlook XP / 2002 to connect to Exchange 2010?

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I know it's not supported, and I know it's old and we shouldn't be using it, but there are some small cases where we have to still use Outlook 2002 for a short time and we're in the process of moving onto Exchange 2010.  I know that Outlook 2003 works after you tweak it a bit, but is there anyway possible to get Outlook 2002 to connect to Exchange 2010?
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Why don't you download Office 2010 Beta from the web?
http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/en/default.aspx 
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I have a specific scenario where some clients have to remain on Outlook XP for a few months yet due to some unfortunate circumstances.  Belive me, I wish it wasn't that way, but it is out of my control so I was just looking for a way to accomplish this for a short while.  

I had read in a few places that it was unsupported, but I was just asking to see if anyone had gotten it "work" at all.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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I would be surprised if anyone has attempted it to be honest with an 8 year-old product : )
I know someone who would probably try it - but I believe he is building a shed at the moment!
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We have one user that using Outlook XP and it is working with our Exchange 2010 server, so I know there is a way to have it work.  We have an old citrix setup that we are about to upgrade, but right now it has Office XP on it so we can only use Outlook XP.  I'm having trouble getting it to work there.

Funny comment about the shed.  I agree, but I haven't worked here long and I can only work with what I have.  This is why we are doing a citrix upgrade very soon, so this was just a workaround in the meantime.
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It doesn't work, I have tried it.

Tried for about 2 days to get it to work.

It just simply will not connect.
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I got it to work.  I just removed the encryption requirement on Exchange 2010 for now.  This way my Outlook 2003/2007 clients will still use encryption, but my Outlook XP clients can still connect without it.  After we get rid of the Outlook XP clients I can then re-enable it.  Below is the command I used on Exchange 2010.

Set-RpcClientAccess –Server Exchange_server_name –EncryptionRequired $False

Hope this help you out demazter and others as well.  Back to building sheds now.....
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Thanks for posting the solution you found - not sure I would want to be running unsecure on my 2010 server, but then I don't have the requirement to keep Outlook XP for now.
Hope you can move away from it soon.
Best wishes
Alan
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