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How to install the Active Directory Connector and Establish a Primary Connection Agreement

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Mar 4, 2001


Jim Skintauy
Overview

The Active Directory Connector (ADC) tool allows for directory synchronization between Exchange 5.5 (Ex 5.5) sites and Windows 2000 Active Directory. Remember that Exchange 2000 (E2K) uses Active Directory for directory services. Synchronization can be established in either a bi-directional or unidirectional manner. Bi-directional replication allows changes made to the Exchange 5.5 Directory Service (DS) to be replicated to Active Directory and vice-versa. This allows for coexistence between the two environments. Unidirectional replication would allow you to move accounts from the existing populated Exchange 5.5 DS to AD. This would be used to do a quick migration or for testing.

The Active Directory Connector (ADC) tool allows for directory synchronization between Exchange 5.5 (Ex 5.5) sites and Windows 2000 Active Directory. Remember that Exchange 2000 (E2K) uses Active Directory for directory services. Synchronization can be established in either a bi-directional or unidirectional manner.

The rest of this overview will focus on bi-directional replication, because this is the most likely deployment in large environments where it is not possible to quickly migrate from Ex 5.5 to E2K

What is synchronized?

When synchronization occurs the following objects are synchronized:

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Object Synchronized to
Mailboxes User, if mapped to W2K domain

Mailbox enabled recipient if not mapped to W2K domain

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