Oracle® Connector for Outlook



January 30, 2009

This document contains the following topics:

New in Oracle Connector for Outlook

The following highlights what is new in this release:

Installing Oracle Connector for Outlook

This section includes the following topics:

System Requirements

Table 1 Oracle Connector for Outlook System Requirements

Requirement Value

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows Vista - Home, Business or Ultimate

  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server

  • Microsoft Windows XP - Home or Professional

  • Microsoft Windows 2000


  • Administrative privileges are required to install Oracle Connector for Outlook on Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, and Windows Vista.

  • Windows 2000 SP2 or higher is required. Windows XP Service Pack 1 or higher is required. Oracle recommends Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 and Windows XP Service Pack 2. Windows XP SP2/SP3, Windows 2003 Server SP1/SP2, and Windows Vista SP1 has been certified to date.

Disk Space

200 MB minimum

Hard disk usage varies according to configuration. Custom installation options may require more or less hard disk space. The amount of online data the user accesses may also affect the disk space requirement.


Refer to the RAM requirements of your Microsoft Outlook client.

Microsoft Outlook

  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 (with Service Pack 1)

  • Microsoft Outlook 2003 (with Service Pack 3)

  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 (with Service Pack 3)

  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 (with Service Pack 3)


  • Oracle certified and recommends the latest service pack versions to date as mentioned above. However, other service packs also work and has been user certified with Oracle Connector for Outlook.

  • A native language version or Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) is required for non-English version localization.

Calendar Server

Oracle Calendar server .x, 10.1. x and above. 

Note: Oracle Calendar server 10.1.2.x is recommended.

E-mail Servers

  • Oracle Mail server x, 10.1. x and above: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), Internet Message Access Protocol 4 (IMAP4), and POP3)

  • Other e-mail servers whose implementations are based upon the open standards of SMTP, POP3, and IMAP4

Note: Oracle Mail server 10.1.2.x is recommended. Reference IMAP4 implementations of CMU Cyrus and University of Washington.

Conduits & Application for PDA & Smartphone Synchronization

  • ActiveSync

    • 4.1 for Pocket PC devices

    • 4.2 or 4.5 for 'Windows Mobile 5' and 'Windows Mobile 6' devices

      Note: ActiveSync 4.5 only supports Outlook XP or later.

  • Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) for Windows Vista

    • 6.1 or 6.2 for 'Windows Mobile 5' and 'Windows Mobile 6' devices

      Note: WMDC 6.1 for Vista only supports Outlook 2003 or later.

  • iPhone and iPhone 3G Synchronization

    • OutlookSyncClient with iTunes or or 7.7.1

      Note: Some limitations such as I) modified recurring meeting instances (exceptions) from iPhone is not synchronized back to OCFO, and II) new recurring meetings created from iPhone does not get synchronized with Outlook (with or without OCFO).

      Note: iPhone 3G device update 2.0 or higher is recommended as they have critical Calendar and Contact sync related fixes. iPhone could only be synched with Outlook 2003 or higher using iTunes. This is an iPhone sync requirement.

  • PocketMirror 3.1.6 to 4.1 .x

    Note: Chapura PocketMirror is used with Palm Desktop and Palm HotSync to synchronize with Palm devices.

  • Palm Desktop 4.1.4 'Extended version' to synchronize directly between Oracle Connector for Outlook and Palm devices.

  • Blackberry Desktop Manager (BDM) 3.6.0 to 4.1.1. x

    Note: Versions after 3.6.0 require the " Oracle Connector BBDM Patch 1.1" to synchronize with BlackBerry devices. BDM version 4.2 or higher is not supported due to changes made in the BDM software.

Preinstallation Requirements

Before installing Oracle Connector for Outlook, make sure that you have:

  • A supported Microsoft Outlook version installed on a supported platform

  • Administrative privileges for installing Oracle Connector for Outlook on Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows Vista

  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 installed in the Corporate or Workgroup (CWG) mode

    To verify the Microsoft Outlook configuration, select Options, Mail Services, and Reconfigure Mail Support from the Tools menu.


    If you use offline folders, synchronize your offline folders before upgrading to avoid loss of information.

Installation/Configuration Instructions


  • If you have upgraded your Microsoft Outlook installation, then you must reinstall Oracle Connector for Outlook.

  • An upgrade from 10.1.2. x will reset your Oracle Connector for Outlook local storage and restore the default Send/Receive and View settings. Back up any client-side e-mail rules or PDA data before upgrading.

  • In Office Outlook 2007 manual profile configuration for server settings is required when creating new OCFO profiles using the 'Control Panel >> Mail' application and not the Oracle Connector Configuration Wizard.

To install Oracle Connector for Outlook:

  1. Exit all Microsoft Windows applications.

  2. Double-click con_outlook_1013_xx.exe to start the InstallShield Wizard.

  3. Click Next on the Welcome screen of the InstallShield wizard.

  4. Enter your name in the User Name field and your company name in the Organization field. Click Next.

  5. Click Next to install in the default folder. To install Oracle Connector for Outlook in a different folder, click Change and navigate to that folder.

  6. Select the languages you want to install. You can add more languages after the installation.

  7. To review the information you entered in the previous screens, click Back. Otherwise, click Install.

  8. Click Finish to start the Configuration wizard. If you intend to configure Oracle Connector for Outlook later, deselect Start Configuration, which is selected by default.


  1. Existing features missing for OCFO in Outlook 2007

    -           Ability to create meetings or events with web conference associate with it (joining is still possible).

    -           Ability to add personal annotations to a meeting or event details as an attendee.


  2. New Outlook 2007 features not supported in OCFO

    -           Email time flags - the pre-determined reminder time flags could not be saved on the 10g mail server.

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