Product Documentation

CIFS and MAPI

Nov 11, 2014
What pre-requisites are required to before configuring MAPI and Signed SMB on a CloudBridge appliance?
You must satisfy the following conditions before you configure MAPI and Signed SMB on a CloudBridge appliance:
What do I need to configure on domain controller for a delegate user?
You must create a user on the domain controller before configuring delegation for the user on a CloudBridge appliance. To configure a delegate user, see Joining the Windows Domain and Adding the Kerberos Delegate User.
Do I need to configure anything on DNS server?
Yes. On the DNS server, you must configure forward and reverse lookups for all IP address of the domain controllers.
What do I need to verify before making the CloudBridge appliance to join the domain?
Before making the appliance to join the domain, verify the following:
  • IP addresses configured to primary or secondary DNS servers should be reachable.
  • Domain should be reachable.
  • Resolved domain IP addresses should be reachable.
  • Optionally, the status of the Pre Domain Join Check utility should pass.
How can I verify if the CloudBridge appliance is ready to add a user as a delegate user?

You can verify the user by using the Check delegate user utility on the Windows domain page. If the status for all the parameters does not have any error messages, the appliance is ready to add the user as a delegate user.

If the utility displays any failures, you must address these before you add a user as a delegate user. You can refer to the log to understand the test results.

Are there any requirements for hostname and hostname length of the server side CloudBridge appliance?
On the server side CloudBridge appliance, make sure that the host name is unique within the network. Additionally, the length of the host name must not be more than 15 characters.
Can I configure one-way trust in the domain?
No. the client and the server must be the members of a domain that has two-way trust with the domain of the server side CloudBridge appliance. The appliance does not support one-way trust.
Can I use Macintosh Outlook client and get acceleration benefits of the CloudBridge appliance?
No. Macintosh Outlook does not use MAPI as the communication protocol. Therefore, you cannot use Macintosh Outlook in this setup.
Do I need make the branch side CloudBridge appliance join the domain for accelerating encrypted MAPI?
No. You do not need to make the make the branch side CloudBridge appliance join the domain for accelerating encrypted MAPI.
Can I configure a CloudBridge 2000 appliance with Windows-Server on a data center side for encrypted MAPI?
Yes. You can configure a CloudBridge 2000 appliance with Windows-Server on a data center side for encrypted MAPI.
When I make a CloudBridge appliance to join a domain and an NTP server configured with a different time zone exists on the network, does the appliance synchronize time with the domain controller or the NTP server?
When you make the CloudBridge appliance join a domain, the appliance always synchronized its time with the domain controller and not the NTP server.
On the CloudBridge appliance, what is the default duration to clear the black listed connection?
By default, the black listed connections are cleared in 900 seconds.
Which Outlook authentication mechanisms are supported on a CloudBridge appliance?
Starting CloudBridge release 6.2.4, the appliance supports Negotiate (default) and NTLM v2 Outlook authentication, but Kerberos authentication is not supported. However, CloudBridge 6.2.3 and earlier releases support only Negotiate Outlook authentication.
Does CloudBridge support Outlook Anywhere, RPC over HTTPS?
Yes, starting with release 7.3.

For more information on MAPI and CIFS, see Outlook(MAPI) and Filesystem (CIFS/SMB).