SBS2008 and outlook 2003
Posted on 2013-05-22
I have inherited an SBS2008 server and am trying to get several services working again, one is SharePoint and OWA.
As I work on the server I am trying to install ''MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1 on the Exchange 2007 server". I get an error when I tried to install above mentioned package - "Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1 cannot be installed unless Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 is also installed"
It looks like this package will not install on a system on which any version of Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or earlier is installed.
I see that Microsoft Outlook 2003 is installed on the server.
To install "Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects package on the Exchange 2007 server" Microsoft outlook 2007 is required.
Is there any reason I should not uninstall Outlook 2003? Why would someone install this older version on an SBS2008 server? I am just afraid if I uninstall it I will break something I am not aware of.