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Configuring E-Mail Clients

 

Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-19

The final step in installing and configuring your lab is to install and configure your e-mail clients on your client workstation. Verify that you have completed a default installation of Windows XP Professional with SP1 and Outlook 2003. During the installation, add your workstation to the same forest and domain as CONT-CA01.

After you complete the installation, configure at least three user accounts in the domain to use for testing.

Because Outlook settings are stored as part of the user profile on the local workstation, you need to configure Outlook for each user. Although in a production environment this procedure can be automated, for the purposes of this lab, it is better to configure profiles manually by logging on to the workstation using each of your user test accounts and performing the following steps. For detailed steps, see How to Configure Outlook 2003 for Each User.

To enable S/MIME connectivity for Outlook Web Access, you must download and install the S/MIME control. After you install the control on the workstation, it is available for all users, which means you install the control only once. However, installing the control requires administrative privileges on the workstation.

importantImportant:
This section does not provide information about configuring Outlook Web Access to use SSL to encrypt information. Therefore, information such as passwords and e-mail messages will be sent in cleartext between the Outlook Web Access client and the Exchange server. Although this is appropriate in a controlled lab environment, it is not recommended for use in production. For information about how to install and configure Outlook Web Access to use SSL, see Exchange Server 2003 Help.

For detailed steps, see How to Install the Outlook Web Access S/MIME Control.

Because Outlook Express settings are stored as part of the user profile on the local workstation, you need to configure Outlook Express for each user to use either POP3 or IMAP4. To do this, log on to the workstation using each test account and perform the steps in the following procedure.

importantImportant:
This section does not provide information about configuring POP3 or IMAP4 to use SSL to encrypt information. Therefore, information such as passwords and e-mail messages will be sent in cleartext between the Outlook Express client and the Exchange server. Although this behavior is appropriate in a controlled lab environment, it is not recommended for use in production. For information about how to install and configure POP3 and IMAP4 to use SSL, see Exchange Server 2003 Help.

For detailed steps, see How to Configure Outlook Express for Each User.

After you configure Outlook Express for all of your test users, you have completed the configuration of Outlook Express and your other e-mail clients. The next phase is the testing of S/MIME.

 
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