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    Hi all. I'm attempting to get Outlook 2003 and the Zimbra connector running under Wine (CrossOver office, actually.) I've got Outlook running fine, but have run into the following problem when attempting to install the Zimbra connector:

    Since the Outlook connector is distributed as a .msi file, I have to install and use the MS installer to set it up under Cross Over office. The Microsoft Installer for Win98 is the only one that I've been able to get running under XoverOffice. Problem is that you have to install Outlook 2003 in a Win2000 emulation environment (in this case a CrossOver bottle.) Installing the Win 98 version of MS installer won't work in this case, and the newer versions don't jive with XOver Office.

    Is there an installer in .exe format that I might be able to use? Persuant to this, are there any .dll files or other bits and pieces that I might need to make the connector work? Any advice would be welcome, even if it consists of "why the hell are you trying to do this anyway?"

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    I won't even ask why. The Outlook connector has only been tested in a couple very specific environments so try do use it differently will lead to problems. We only have the msi, there is no exe available.
    Looking for new beta users -> Co-Founder of Acompli. Previously worked at Zimbra (and Yahoo! & VMware) since 2005.

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    The MSI contains these DLL's:

    LSLIB32.dll
    LSMIME32.dll
    LSMSABP32.dll
    LSMSCFG32.dll
    LSMSSP32.dll
    LSMSUTIL32.dll
    LSMSXP32.dll

    Each DLL gets copied to the MAPI system directory. For Outlook 2003 in US-EN the MAPI system directory is c:\program files\common files\system\MSMAPI\1033.

    Once the DLL's are copied, the MAPI provider needs to be registered with MAPI. This happens by modifying the MAPISVC.INF file in the MAPI system directory. If you backup MAPISVC.INF, run the MSI and diff the new and old MAPISVC.INF you can see what needs to be added to register the provider.

    Finally, 3 registry keys get created that allow default values to be placed in the provider configuration dialog. The keys are:

    HKCU\Software\Zimbra\ZimbraConnectionMethod - REG_DWORD - 0 for HTTP 1 for HTTPS
    HKCU\Software\Zimbra\ZimbraServerName - REG_SZ - server name
    HKCU\Software\Zimbra\ZimbraServerPort - REG_DWORD - the port to connect to

    If you can install the MSI on any machine, you can get the bits and follow these instructions to manually install them on any other machine. Like Kevin mentions, this is unsupported.

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    Many thanks -- I'll give this a shot and let you know if it works.

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    I feel as though I am pretty close but I am not quite there.

    http://www.wallspc.com/screenshot/Screenshot.png

    The one thing that never happened was the prompt for the zimbra information when I started outlook. I was able to go into add new account and select zimbra connector under 3rd party on the account type list and add the account. However at no point did it ever prompt me for any server or username information. I now have my account added in outlook as you can see in the above screenshot but I can not edit the server info via outlook. I get the following error when I try "This E-Mail Account cannot be configured. Please run Outlook and choose this profile before attempting to make changes to it." How would one go about manually configuring this outside of outlook?

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    the UI probably doesn't get displayed because the mapi control panel applet isn't there. You must have that to configure the profile. Profiles are stored in the registry so if you configure one on windows, you could copy the profile from your windows box and import it somehow into something the wine exe can use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sam View Post
    the UI probably doesn't get displayed because the mapi control panel applet isn't there. You must have that to configure the profile. Profiles are stored in the registry so if you configure one on windows, you could copy the profile from your windows box and import it somehow into something the wine exe can use.
    Thanks for the reply - If you can give me the specific registry keys that contain the profile I could easily accomplish the import. The only reference to my Zimbra server address I can find in the registry is under HKEY_USERS\S-1...\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Option s\Calender\Internet Free/Busy the Read URL string
    Last edited by wallspc; 05-02-2007 at 02:01 AM.

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    Under
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles

    you'll find a key for each profile on your system.
    Sam Khavari

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    I'm going to bring this thread back to life. I'm also trying to install with Crossover. I got the install to work and all the dialogs are OK, except where it shows the location of the datafile. It says "File missing", and i'm unable to add a new file of that type.

    Is this as simple as copying over a single file to a certain folder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinH View Post
    We only have the msi, there is no exe available.
    Actually, having the exe available would save some headaches for me and others I imagine. We're setup so that users can't install programs. But you can't do a "runas" on an msi to enable installing under an administrator username. So I've got to log out the current user, log myself in, run the msi, and log the user back in. An awful lot of extra steps!

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