1.4 Relationship to Other Protocols

The Configuration Information Protocol works with the protocols shown in the following diagram.

Components of this protocol in relation to other protocols

Figure 1: Components of this protocol in relation to other protocols

The configuration data, view definition, and navigation shortcut components of the Configuration Information Protocol use folder associated information (FAI) messages, as described in [MS-OXCFOLD], as the transport. Clients need to sort and restrict the FAI contents table, as described in [MS-OXCTABL], to find the required FAI message. Clients need to access properties on the FAI message, as described in [MS-OXCMSG], and need to use Stream objects for certain properties, as described in [MS-OXCPRPT]. The FAI messages are sometimes contained in a special folder; therefore, these components need to use the Special Folders Protocol, as described in [MS-OXOSFLD]. The configuration data and view definitions are retrieved from properties on the FAI messages using the Property and Stream Object Protocol, as described in [MS-OXCPRPT]. Conversation actions are stored as FAI messages in the conversation actions settings special folder, as described in [MS-OXOSFLD].

The folder flags component uses a binary property that is stored on the folder itself. The transport for folder flags is described in [MS-OXCFOLD].

For conceptual background information and overviews of the relationships and interactions between this and other protocols, see [MS-OXPROTO].