Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server
2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2008-03-10
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.
- Exchange ActiveSync.
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.