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Creating a Shortcut to the Web Console in Microsoft Outlook

Applies to: On-premises environment

You can create a folder in Microsoft Outlook on an end-user computer. This folder behaves as a shortcut to the Web Console. When the user clicks the shortcut, the Web Console opens in a browser to a specific page for the current user. In this procedure, you specify a URL for the Web Console page using the OutlookAddinUrl additional setting, and then you create a shortcut to the page using the OutlookWebconsoleShortcut additional setting.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Console, at the Exchange proxy client level, add the OutlookAddinUrl additional setting using the values shown in the following table.

    For more information, see Adding or Modifying Additional Settings from the CommCell Console.

    Property

    Value

    Name

    OutlookAddinUrl

    Category

    MSExchangeMBAgent

    Type

    String

    Value

    Type http://<host name>:<port>/webconsole

    Notes:

    If port 80 is used, then you do not need to specify it in the URL.

    By default, the Web Console URL uses HTTP. You can also use HTTPS if you want to use secure access. To set up secure access, see Configuring Secured Access.

  2. From the CommCell Console, at the Exchange proxy client level, add the OutlookWebconsoleShortcut additional setting using the values shown in the following table.

    Property

    Value

    Name

    OutlookWebconsoleShortcut

    Category

    MSExchangeMBAgent

    Type

    String

    Value

    Type the name that you want to use for the shortcut.

  3. If your end users use Microsoft Outlook 2016, complete the following steps. For users using other versions of Microsoft Outlook, follow steps "g" and "h" only.

    Important: This is the version of Microsoft Outlook that your end users use, and not the version that you use on your access nodes.

    1. In Microsoft Outlook, verify that the Home Page feature is enabled by right-clicking any folder, and then clicking Properties.

      The folder's Properties dialog box appears.

      • If the Home Page tab is available, no other action is required.
      • If the Home Page tab is not available, add the required registry keys.
    2. In Windows, click Start, type regedit in the Search programs and files box, and then press Enter.

      The Registry Editor appears.

    3. Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Office > 16.0 > Outlook.
    4. Right-click Security, and then click New > DWORD.
    5. Add the following DWORDs and their corresponding values:
      • EnableRoamingFolderHomepages with the value 00000001.
      • NonDefaultStoreScript with the hexidecimal value 1.
    6. Restart Microsoft Outlook, and then verify that the Home Page feature is enabled.
    7. Run backups or archiver jobs on the Exchange subclients. After the archive job runs, the shortcut folder appears on each archived mailbox in the Outlook.
    8. For End users to see the new folder, they might need to restart Microsoft Outlook. When you open Outlook, you will see a folder with the name that was given for the shortcut. When you open the folder in Outlook, the browser opens the link to log into the Web Console.

Last modified: 11/13/2018 9:29:19 PM