Connector for Microsoft Outlook is an Outlook plug-in that requires installation on the end users’ desktop. A deployment and configuration program is provided to aid the organization in deploying Connector for Microsoft Outlook.
Before you install Sun Java System Connector for Microsoft Outlook, please check the SunSolve website for the latest information about any required patches.
The installation and deployment is a three-step process.
Install the administrator package.
Create an installation package for the end user.
Deploy the installation package.
The Connector for Microsoft Outlook packages ships an installer for the administrator package. The system administrator should prepare a special installation package called the Setup Wizard for the end user. The Setup Wizard installs and configures the Connector for Microsoft Outlook software on the end user's desktop. This installation package is designed to simplify and automate the installation process.
For installation, configuration, and deployment instructions please see the following:
Sun Java System Connector for Microsoft Outlook 7.2 Installation Guide describes how to install the administrator package.
Sun Java System Connector for Microsoft Outlook 7.2 Administration Guide describes how to create an installation package for the end user using the Deployment configuration Program.
Part VI, Deploying Connector for Microsoft Outlook, in Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Deployment Planning Guide describes the deployment of the Connector for Microsoft Outlook.
One of the optional steps that can be performed during setup and configuration of Connector for Microsoft Outlook is the conversion of data that resides on the desktop. This conversion process is invoked only if the administrator checks the “Convert existing profile” option during the creation of the end user installation package. Please note, this conversion process is not intended to, nor does it replace the need for server-based migration. Sun provides a migration service to help move data and users from an existing Exchange deployment to Sun Java Communications Suite.
In order for Connector for Microsoft Outlook to function correctly, the following LDAP attributes in the Sun Java System Directory Server should be indexed for at least presence and equality to improve the overall performance:
For more information on these attributes, see the Sun Java System Calendar Server 6.3 Administration Guide and the Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3 Administration Guide.