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Installation Walkthrough
The installation of CodeTwo Public Folders is very straightforward and consists of only two steps:

1. First, install* Syncing Master on one of the computers in the network - the module does not require any configuration and its installation is completed in 3 clicks.

2. Next, install the Outlook Add-ins of CodeTwo Public Folders on the remaining computers that will share Outlook data. While installing the Add-ins point to the computer hosting the Syncing Master.
Outlook Add-ins connected with the Syncing Master

*To quickly test the program's functionality, you do not need to install the Syncing Master at all. Install only the Microsoft Outlook Add-in on one or several computers and connect to the Syncing Master hosted on our Internet server.

The installation of the Outlook Add-in as well as the Syncing Master is initiated from the same installer file, see Fig. 1.

More about the installation of the Outlook Add-ins
More about the installation of the Syncing Master
More about the Syncing Master located on our Internet server


The installation of the Outlook Add-ins and the Syncing Master is initiated from the same installer file. On running the installer, you need to choose which module of the program will be installed to the current machine.
Fig. 1. The installation of the Outlook Add-ins and the Syncing Master is initiated from the same installer file.
On running the installer, you need to choose which module of the program will be installed to the current machine.

Installation of Microsoft Outlook Add-ins

Requirements:  Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000
Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 / 2007 / 2003 / XP (2002) / 2000* / 98*

* Microsoft Office Outlook in v.2000 and 98 must be installed in Company or Workgroup Mode and the latest Service Pack must be installed.


If you do not want to use the Syncing Master hosted on our Internet server , to share data between Outlook Add-ins, install the Syncing Master in your local network before you install the Add-ins.

Microsoft Outlook Add-in of CodeTwo Public Folders must be installed on each computer that will share Microsoft Outlook data. The Outlook Add-ins are connected to the Syncing Master in order to automatically synchronize Outlook data.

To install the Outlook Add-in onto a computer, download and run the installer file of CodeTwo Public Folders. On running the installer the screen in Fig. 2 will display. Click Install Outlook Add-in.

The installer screen of CodeTwo Public Folders.
Fig. 2. The installer screen of CodeTwo Public Folders.

A standard installer program will start in which you are asked to approve the Licensing Agreement and provide the path to the folder on your drive where the program will install.

The installer of the Microsoft Outlook Add-in will ask you which Syncing Master you want to use to exchange data between Outlook Add-ins installed on other machines (Fig. 3).

The selection of the Syncing Master of CodeTwo Public Folders that will be used to share data between Microsoft Outlook Add-ins.
Fig. 3. The selection of the Syncing Master of CodeTwo Public Folders that will be used to share data between Microsoft Outlook Add-ins.

If you want to quickly test how Outlook data is shared with CodeTwo Public Folders, you do not need to install the Syncing Master in your network. Instead, select the option Connect to the Syncing Master hosted on CodeTwo Internet Demo Server. The Outlook- Add-ins will communicate with one another and synchronize data using the Syncing Master on our Internet server. Remember that our Internet server can be used for test purposes only!

If you have installed the Syncing Master of CodeTwo Public Folders in your local network, check the option Connect to your own Syncing Master and provide the name (or IP address) of the computer hosting the Syncing Master in your local network. You can use the Test button in order to check if the connection to the Syncing Master is established correctly. If you would like to check your local network in search of the computer hosting the Syncing Master, click Auto-configure.

After approving the settings by clicking OK, the installation summary will appear (Fig. 4):

Installation of the Outlook Add-in of CodeTwo Public Folders has completed.
Fig. 4. Installation of the Outlook Add-in of CodeTwo Public Folders has completed.

After clicking Close, Microsoft Outlook will open, in which a tree of public folders C2PublicFolders will be added. You can now start creating new public folders and sharing data with other users in the network. But remember that in order to share data the other users' computers also need to be equipped with Outlook Add-ins of CodeTwo Public Folders.

If after installing the Outlook Add-in you cannot see public folders, read about viewing and adding public folders.

If your Outlook Add-in has trouble connecting to the Syncing Master, read about solving communication issues.

Read about installing the Syncing Master in the local network



Installation of Syncing Master

Requirements: Windows 7 / Vista / 2003 / XP / 2000
To quickly test the program's functionality, you do not need to install the Syncing Master at all in your local network. Instead, connect to the Syncing Master hosted on our Internet server. Remember though that it can be used for test purposes only.

If you are not installing the Syncing Master in your local network see the instruction for installing Outlook Add-ins.
The installation of the Syncing Master in the local network is extremely easy and is completed in 3 clicks. The module itself does not need any configuration.

If you are installing the Syncing Master of CodeTwo Public Folders in the local network, remember that it must be installed on one machine in the local network only. The Outlook Add-ins of CodeTwo Public Folders installed on several computers connect to the Syncing Master and use this module to synchronize (in real time) changes in data in the shared folders of Outlook.

To install the Syncing Master, download and run the installer file of CodeTwo Public Folders. On running the installer the screen in Fig. 5 will display. Click Install Syncing Master.

The installer screen of CodeTwo Public Folders.
Fig. 5. The installer screen of CodeTwo Public Folders.

A standard installer program will start in which you are asked to approve the Licensing Agreement and provide the path to the folder on your drive where the Syncing Master will install.

And that's it. The Syncing Master has been installed and is ready to work.

Now install the Outlook Add-ins of CodeTwo Public Folders onto the computers in the network and you can start sharing Microsoft Outlook data in real time.

If you want to share data in Outlook on the computer that already hosts the Syncing Master, you need to install there the Outlook Add-in of CodeTwo Public Folders too.

Read about installing Outlook Add-ins

If you want to manage access rights of users to share Outlook data, read about managing access rights.



Demo Syncing Master hosted on CodeTwo Internet Server

In CodeTwo Public Folders, the Syncing Master is responsible for synchronizing and exchanging data between the Outlook Add-ins. If you want to quickly learn how to share Outlook data with CodeTwo Public Folders, you do not need to install the Syncing Master in your network. Instead, you can use the Syncing Master that is specially hosted on one of our Internet server.

Remember that our Syncing Master is publicly accessible and can be used for test purposes only. Do not use it to share sensitive and confidential data as they will be visible for all users connected to the Syncing Master at that moment.

Connect to the Syncing Master hosted on CodeTwo Internet Server
Fig. 6. Connect to the Syncing Master hosted on CodeTwo Internet Server.

While installing Outlook Add-in you will be asked to point to the computer hosting the Syncing Master. If you want to use the Syncing Master hosted on our Internet test server, simple leave the option Connect to the Syncing Master hosted on CodeTwo Internet Server selected and click OK.

More about using the Internet Demo Syncing Master