Compatible Versions of Exchange Server and Outlook

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SUMMARY
Every version of Outlook (from the original retail Office 97 version to theOutlook clients included with Exchange Server 5.5) works with every versionof Exchange Server from 4.0 to 5.5. However, to take advantage of Outlookand Exchange client features specific to your version of Exchange Server,it is recommended that you use the version of Outlook or the Exchangeclient that came with that Exchange Server version.

Exchange       Outlook Version              Outlook Version DistributedVersion        to Use ALL Server features.   as:**************************************************************************   4.0      #     8.0            #           Office97 Retail            #                    #   5        #     8.01           #           Exchange Server Client CD-ROM            #                    #   5.0 SP1  #     8.02           #           Downloadable Upgrade from            #                    #           Version 8.01 Office 97 Service            #                    #           Release 1 Enterprise Update            #                    #           CD-ROM(order from Microsoft)            #                    #           Latest Version of Office 97            #                    #           Retail(w/ MMX sticker)            #                    #   5.0 SP2  #     8.03           #           Downloadable full version of            #                    #           Outlook            #                    #            #                    #   5.5      #     8.03           #           Exchange Server client CD-ROM            #                    #            #                    #				
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IMPORTANT: If you use Office 97, the Exchange Server Support componentdoes not install by default when you choose the typical option duringsetup. To install the Exchange Server Support component, choose Custominstead.

Users of the Office 97 version will not see a version number for Outlook onthe Help About screen.

Even though the Office 97 Service Release 1 downloadable patch changes theOutlook version to 8.02, it does not install the updated Exchange Servercomponents to give Exchange Server Service Pack 1 (SP1) features. If youneed the features or fixes in SP1, you have several alternatives:

  • Install Outlook 8.01, and then install the 8.02 patch from SP1.-or-

  • Order and install the Office 97 release 1 Enterprise Update.-or-

  • Use a recent retail version of Office 97; the version with the MMX sticker on the box is the same as the Enterprise Update.-or-

  • Download and install Outlook 8.03 from SP2.
Taken from Exchange Administrator, May, 1998, by Tony Redmond.
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