Entourage 2008 and Exchange Server 2007

Out of the box, even with an Exchange 2007 server installation including support for Exchange 2003 and earlier (ie. a “legacy” install), Entourage 2008 simply does not connect to the Exchange 2007 Server. That’s pretty poor in my view, they are both the latest versions of Microsoft’s own products, and it just does not work. Pretty crap Sad

Hopefully this note will help you get them working together properly.

Start up an Exchange 2007 Management Shell from the Exchange 2007 Programs menu, and the IIS manager from “Administrative Tools”.

Delete the Exchange subweb from IIS on the Exchange 2007 server.
This only deletes it from IIS, it doesn’t take it out of the Exchange 2007 Active Directory data.
So when you try to create it with New-OwaVirtualDirectory, it will give an error saying it already exists.

So do this:
remove-owavirtualdirectory -Identity "exchange3\Exchange (default web site)"
remove-owavirtualdirectory -Identity "exchange3\Public (default web site)"
exactly as given, except for the “exchange3” which should be replaced with the name of your Exchange 2007 server. This is assuming your Exchange 2007 server is called “exchange3”, so edit it appropriately.

New-OwaVirtualDirectory -name Exchange -OWAVersion Exchange2003or2000 -VirtualDirectoryType mailboxes
New-OwaVirtualDirectory -name Exchange -OWAVersion Exchange2003or2000 -VirtualDirectoryType PublicFolders
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In the Account properties “Edit Account” dialog box, set this
Account ID: exchange3.ecs.soton.ac.uk/exchange/
Leave the Domain blank and the Password blank.
Ok this dialog, then quit and restart Entourage 2008.

If that Account ID setting doesn’t work, try this instead:
Account ID: ECS2000\jkf-private
where “ECS2000” is your Active Directory domain name, and “jkf-private” is your username. Again, leave the “Domain” and “Password” blank, it will prompt you for the password. Never type in anything into the “Domain” box, always leave that blank.

I still cannot get Public Folders working from Entourage 2008. Sorry.

Let me know if this helps or not.