Announcing MAPI/CDO Download


Folks have been asking for some time now for a standalone installation package for MAPI and CDO. Well now we have one available:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e17e7f31-079a-43a9-bff2-0a110307611e&DisplayLang=en

Some details about this package:

  • The build is 6.5.7830 (same as MAPI Editor) which means this is from the Exchange 2003 tree.
  • Because these files are from the Exchange 2003 tree the copyright still says 1986-2003. However, these files are not that old. 🙂
  • The CDO included here is the one normally shipped with Exchange, meaning it does not have the security dialogs that the Outlook 2003 build of CDO has.
  • The installer will NOT install MAPI and CDO on machines with either Exchange (2003 or earlier) or Outlook already installed. This includes Outlook 2007. The CDO only download will work with Outlook 2007.
  • The installer WILL install on Exchange 2007 machines, assuming Outlook has not already been installed.
  • This package is NOT redistributable. We do encourage third party products downloading the installer and running it during their installation as long as the install is not silent.
Comments (3)

  1. wzhao2000 says:

    This is great!

    BTW, since the MAPI libraries are from Exchange, I guess we cannot use it to read Unicode PST files?

    Thanks!

  2. I’m not sure if the PST provider is even included in this package. If it IS there, you’re right – it’d be the Exchange PST provider, which is not Unicode enabled.

  3. You can now download the MAPI subsystem and CDO 1.21 from Microsoft and install them separate from Exchange…

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