Managing Client Access
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.
Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3
This topic describes how to manage the Client Access server role. In Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, you can install the Client Access server role on your Exchange 2007 computer. The Client Access server role provides access to the following client applications and protocols:
Microsoft Outlook Web Access.
Microsoft Entourage 2004 for Mac or Entourage X for versions 10.1.4 or later. For more information, see the Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Administrator’s Guide.
Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3).
Internet Messaging Application Protocol version 4 (IMAP4).
The Client Access server role also supports services, such as Autodiscover and Web services. This topic provides information that will help you manage the Client Access server role in Exchange 2007.
Managing Client Access in Exchange Server 2007
After you install the Client Access server role on a computer that is running Exchange 2007, you can configure and manage the various components of the Client Access server role. The Client Access server role includes the following components:
Outlook Web Access By default, Outlook Web Access is installed and enabled in an Exchange 2007 organization that has the Client Access server role installed. There are four Outlook Web Access virtual directories that are created in the Internet Information Services (IIS) Web site on the local Exchange 2007 server that let you manage Outlook Web Access. For more information about how to manage Outlook Web Access, see Managing Outlook Web Access and Managing Outlook Web Access Virtual Directories in Exchange 2007.
Exchange ActiveSync By default, Exchange ActiveSync is enabled in Exchange 2007. Exchange ActiveSync enables a user to synchronize a mobile device to the user's Exchange mailbox. For more information about how to manage Exchange ActiveSync, see Managing Exchange ActiveSync.
POP3 and IMAP4 By default, POP3 and IMAP4 are installed but not enabled when you install the Client Access server role. You can enable them by starting the POP3 and IMAP4 services. POP3 and IMAP4 enable various clients to connect to the Exchange server. These include Outlook, Outlook Express, and third-party clients such as Eudora. For more information about how to manage POP3 and IMAP4 in Exchange 2007, see Managing POP3 and IMAP4.
For More Information
For more information about how to install the Client Access server role, see How to Perform a Typical Installation Using Exchange Server 2007 Setup.