Installing Digital Dashboard on Exchange 2000

The instructions for installing the Dashboard on Exchange Server 2000 use a second server. For testing you may wish to use just one server and the instructions are confusing in that situation, although the instructions for the v2.2 kit are much improved over older instructions.


Creating a Web Storage Instance for the Dashboard on your existing Exchange Server

The steps below outline the process to create a top-level public store.

  1. In the Exchange System Manager, right-click the Folders.
  2. Click New, and then Public Folder Tree…
  3. In the Name field of the General tab of the Properties dialog box, type the name of your new folder tree, e.g. Sample, then click OK.
  4. In the Exchange System Manager, double-click the Servers.
  5. Right-Click the name of the server in the Servers tree, e.g. PCS-EX2.
  6. In the pop-up menu, click New, and then click Storage Group…
  7. In the Name field of the General tab of the Properties dialog box, type the name of your new storage group, e.g. Sample Group, then click OK.
  8. In the Exchange System Manager, Right-click the new storage group you just created, e.g. Sample Group.
  9. In the pop-up menu, Click New, and then click Public Store…
  10. In the Name field of the General tab of the Properties dialog box, type the name of your new public store, e.g. Sample.
  11. In the Name field of the General tab of the Properties dialog box, Click Browse…. button.
  12. In the Select a Public Folder Tree dialog box, select your newly created folder tree, e.g. Samplein the Available public folder trees list box, then click OK.
  13. Accept the changes by clicking OK out of the dialogs.
  14. In the Exchange System Manager, open the Servers folder and open the server (PCS-EX2)
  15. Open Protocols and right-click HTTP.
  16. Select Create New Virtual Directory.
  17. Type in a name for the Virtual root – this is how you will address the digital Dashboard. For example http://PCS-EX2/SampleDD.
  18. Click on the Access tab, and select the Script option in the Execute Permissions Section.
  19. Select OK and you have finished setting up the new store.

To install the Exchange 2000 Digital Dashboard Sample:

Run DDRK_EX.msi from the CD ROM. An installation wizard guides you through the process. You will enter the virtual root of the new store you created above - For example http://PCS-EX2/SampleDD. At the end of the setup, the browser will launch with the new dashboard. The URL will be http://PCS-EX2/SampleDD/Digital Dashboard/ Setup copies the following files to your computer.

Files

Description

\Digital Dashboard\ The folder that will contain users Digital Dashboards.
\Resources\*.* The Dashboard Factory. This is a set of files that support dynamic rendering at run time. During installation, these files are copied to the \Digital Dashboard\resources HIDDEN folder.