Solution to sync iPhone with remote server

My client has an email address configured in Outlook on a remote server.  We do not use Exchange.
Before we moved everything to the remote server, she would synch her iPhone with iTunes with her iPhone connected to the local computer, this would sync her calendar and contacts.
I am looking for a solution so that she can easily sync her Outlook calendar and contacts with her iPhone
Do you have any suggestions?
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Use icloud control panel for windows

check this out
data-informatiqueAuthor Commented:
I will try this out, just one question, will this work on a shared remote server?
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
It needs to be installed on the same computer that runs outlook.

Does not matter if outlook is not connected to a local server or remote server.

The computer , outlook and icloud control panel all must be running  at the same time

If you shutdown outlook or the computer no syncing will take place.
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data-informatiqueAuthor Commented:
OK, thanks, I will try it out
data-informatiqueAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I just tried to install it and iCloud needs to be installed on Windows 7 or 8 and the remote desktop is Windows Server 2008, any other suggestions?
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Your using outlook correct?

What type of email account you have?

pop or imap   you said you do not have exchange correct?
data-informatiqueAuthor Commented:
Yes, I am using Outlook 2010 with pop accounts
Here is the situation:
- users connect to a remote server every day
- the server is Windows Server 2008 R2
- their outlook 2010 profile and pst file is on their profile on the remote server
- they need to be able to synchronize not only their mails (which they are already getting on their iPhone) but also their contacts and their calendar

I tried SimpleSYN but that seems to be only to synchronize between the remote server and another pc or tablet

Thank you for any suggestion you may have
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Is the pop3 account gmail?

If so look  at google sync for outlook
data-informatiqueAuthor Commented:
No the pop account is from the internet provider, in our case, it is videotron
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
How are the users connecting to the server?

Remote Desktop?

Terminal server?

How many users have this issue?
data-informatiqueAuthor Commented:
They are connecting via remote desktop to an external IP address
So far only one user has made the request for synchronization, but there will be at least 5 or 6 more
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Yes Remote Desktop just connects you to the server does not emulate a windows desktop
You need terminal server to do that

Having an ISP email account limits your capabilities

They can setup a gmail account and use google sync

That's all I can think of at this point
data-informatiqueAuthor Commented:
I was thinking that I may be able to use the local C drive by checking the C drive in Local Resources.  I might be able to point the pst file to the local drive, sharing this file with the local Outlook.
I will try it this weekend when the user is away
I believe that as long as local Outlook and remote Outlook are not opened at the same thing there should not be any issues and that way she can continue to use iTunes to sync her Outlook
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Another point Remote Desktop only allows one user at a time connected to the server this is on for one user but if you have more then you will require terminal server

Moving the pst file will not make a difference
data-informatiqueAuthor Commented:
Actually, I made a mistake, we are using terminal server to connect to the server, my mistake was made by the fact that locally, the program is Remote Desktop.
Is there any possible solution with Terminal Server?
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Here maybe you can run the icloud control panel as a service on the Terminal Servers Session


data-informatiqueAuthor Commented:
do I install the icloud control panel as the administrator or on the user's profile?
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
I would first try it on the users profile
data-informatiqueAuthor Commented:
Sorry I cannot install iCloud Control Panel as terminal server is Windows Server 2008 R2 and it can only be installed on Windows 7 or Windows 8
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Then there is no way to do this without being on a local computer running outlook

Only other way is to try google sync
data-informatiqueAuthor Commented:
Outlook is on the user's profile on Terminal Server, so I guess there is no solution, not even an app?
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Yes that's correct

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data-informatiqueAuthor Commented:
I tried one last app called CompanionLink, but regardless of the fact that I managed to have the remote server see the iPhone when I connected it, the application did not see the phone
I am now talking to my client about Exchange which would make ActiveSync possible
Thank you for your help
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