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<table width="100%"> <tr><td bgcolor="#FFCFCF">This page was written by Pluto and imported with their permission when LinuxMCE branched off in February, 2007.  In general any information should apply to LinuxMCE.  However, this page should be edited to reflect changes to LinuxMCE and remove old references to Pluto.</td></tr> </table>It's purpose is to import the contacts from Microsoft Outlook in pluto_telecom database.
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It's purpose is to import the contacts from Microsoft Outlook in LinuxMCE_telecom database.
  
The location of the installer for this tool is on "Orbiter Win Installers" page, available from login page in Pluto-admin website, something like http://dcerouter/pluto-admin/index.php?section=orbitersWin
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The location of the installer for this tool is on "Orbiter Win Installers" page, available from login page in LinuxMCE-admin website, something like http://dcerouter/pluto-admin/index.php?section=orbitersWin
  
After installing the software, run it and in the address text box type the url of the pluto machine:
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After installing the software, run it and in the address text box type the url of the LinuxMCE machine:
http://[pluto_machine_address]/pluto-admin/outlook_sync/ and hit Update. A security question with a warning  will be prompted, that the application try to connect to Outlook and ask permission to do that; please allow it to do so.
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http://[LinuxMCE_machine_address]/pluto-admin/outlook_sync/ and hit Update. A security question with a warning  will be prompted, that the application try to connect to Outlook and ask permission to do that; please allow it to do so.
 
   Please be sure the URL is in format specified, including end slashes:
 
   Please be sure the URL is in format specified, including end slashes:
 
   http://10.0.0.175/pluto-admin/outlook_sync/
 
   http://10.0.0.175/pluto-admin/outlook_sync/
  
Once the sync is completed, all contacts from Outlook who have at least a phone number specified are imported in pluto_telecom database, and also the records from pluto_telecom with at least a phone number are imported in outlook.
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Once the sync is completed, all contacts from Outlook who have at least a phone number specified are imported in LinuxMCE_telecom database, and also the records from LinuxMCE_telecom with at least a phone number are imported in outlook.
  
 
The sync keep track of the origin of the record, so if a you change a record in Outlook and run the sync again, it will be updated in database too, but doesn't support "hybrid" records (added in database and changed in Outlook for example).
 
The sync keep track of the origin of the record, so if a you change a record in Outlook and run the sync again, it will be updated in database too, but doesn't support "hybrid" records (added in database and changed in Outlook for example).
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'''Update on 0.43 release''' (From Tinia):
 
'''Update on 0.43 release''' (From Tinia):
 
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I've tried to import Outlook contacts into Pluto, but ran into problems following above instructions. Since I'm not sure if this workaround helps to all users, I'm writting this separate update. I had to change 2 things in my perception of above instructions to get it working on my Core:
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I've tried to import Outlook contacts into LinuxMCE, but ran into problems following above instructions. Since I'm not sure if this workaround helps to all users, I'm writing this separate update. I had to change 2 things in my perception of above instructions to get it working on my Core:
 
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1. I was mistakenly running Sync App alone (found under Start->All Programs->Pluto->ImportContacts), but in my case running  
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1. I was mistakenly running Sync App alone (found under Start->All Programs->LinuxMCE->ImportContacts), but in my case running  
 
  "C:\Program Files\SCB\mysql2outlooksetup\mysql2outlook.exe"  
 
  "C:\Program Files\SCB\mysql2outlooksetup\mysql2outlook.exe"  
(there is shortcut named "Synchronize Outlook with Pluto" in Start->All Programs->Pluto )
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(there is corresponding shortcut named "Synchronize Outlook with LinuxMCE" in Start->All Programs->LinuxMCE )
 
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2. I had to change  
 
2. I had to change  
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  http://IPofDCERoter
 
  http://IPofDCERoter
  
and then my contacts got into Pluto's database.
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and then my contacts got into LinuxMCE's database.
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Latest revision as of 03:03, 6 September 2007

It's purpose is to import the contacts from Microsoft Outlook in LinuxMCE_telecom database.

The location of the installer for this tool is on "Orbiter Win Installers" page, available from login page in LinuxMCE-admin website, something like http://dcerouter/pluto-admin/index.php?section=orbitersWin

After installing the software, run it and in the address text box type the url of the LinuxMCE machine: http://[LinuxMCE_machine_address]/pluto-admin/outlook_sync/ and hit Update. A security question with a warning will be prompted, that the application try to connect to Outlook and ask permission to do that; please allow it to do so.

 Please be sure the URL is in format specified, including end slashes:
 http://10.0.0.175/pluto-admin/outlook_sync/

Once the sync is completed, all contacts from Outlook who have at least a phone number specified are imported in LinuxMCE_telecom database, and also the records from LinuxMCE_telecom with at least a phone number are imported in outlook.

The sync keep track of the origin of the record, so if a you change a record in Outlook and run the sync again, it will be updated in database too, but doesn't support "hybrid" records (added in database and changed in Outlook for example).



Update on 0.43 release (From Tinia):
I've tried to import Outlook contacts into LinuxMCE, but ran into problems following above instructions. Since I'm not sure if this workaround helps to all users, I'm writing this separate update. I had to change 2 things in my perception of above instructions to get it working on my Core:


1. I was mistakenly running Sync App alone (found under Start->All Programs->LinuxMCE->ImportContacts), but in my case running

"C:\Program Files\SCB\mysql2outlooksetup\mysql2outlook.exe" 

(there is corresponding shortcut named "Synchronize Outlook with LinuxMCE" in Start->All Programs->LinuxMCE )


2. I had to change

http://IPofDCERoter/pluto-admin/outlook_sync/

to

http://IPofDCERoter

and then my contacts got into LinuxMCE's database.