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Windows Small Business Server 2008 comes with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0) automatically configured as the companyweb SharePoint site.  One thing that we found missing on our out-of-the-box implementation, and we'd have to assume that this is the default scenario, is that the Connect to Outlook button is missing to provide SharePoint / Outlook integration.

We were able to get this working by following this simple procedure:

  • Go to SharePoint Central Administration
  • To to Application Management
  • Go to Authentication Providers
  • Click on the Default Zone (the word "Default" is the hyperlink)
  • Click the Radio Button to Enable Client Integration.

I didn't notice that the Default zone was a hyperlink at first, so even though I was on the right track, I didn't see the solution right away.  Hopefully, this will save some people some time.

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