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Managing Office Outlook Web Access in Windows Small Business Server 2008

Updated: January 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

Users can use Microsoft® Office Outlook® Web Access to send and receive e-mail messages, regardless of whether they are onsite or away from the office and using a Web browser. They can use Office Outlook Web Access with Microsoft Internet Explorer or with many other browsers for UNIX, Apple Macintosh, or computers running the Windows® operating system.

Through Office Outlook Web Access, users can perform many of the same tasks as when they are working in Outlook. For example, they can do the following:

  • Check their e-mail, calendar, contacts, and other Outlook folders.

  • Send e-mail messages and meeting requests.

  • Move e-mail messages from their Inbox to other folders.

  • Attach files, audio clips, and video clips to a message.

  • Receive notification when a new e-mail message arrives.

  • Receive meeting reminders.

Prerequisites for accessing Office Outlook Web Access

Before users can access Office Outlook Web Access, the network administrator must satisfy the following requirements:

  • The Windows® Small Business Server 2008 server software must allow connections through TCP port 443.

  • The computer that connects to Office Outlook Web Access must allow connections through TCP port 443.

  • The router on the Windows SBS 2008 network must be configured to forward Internet traffic to TCP port 443.

  • The browser that is used to view Office Outlook Web Access must support and accept cookies. Otherwise, Outlook Web Access refuses the connection.

This document contains information that can help you understand, manage, and configure Office Outlook Web Access in Windows SBS 2008. This information is presented in the following sections: