How to install the Active Directory Connector and Establish a Primary Connection Agreement Page 6

Jim Skintauy

4. Set a schedule to synchronize. Always means every 15 minutes.

5. Select the "From Exchange" tab. In this box, you will be asked to select which Ex 5.5 containers to synchronize from and to which W2K container (usually an OU you create for this purpose) you want to synchronize to. You also select what objects you want to synchronize (Mailboxes, Custom Recipients, DL's)

6. Select the "From Windows" tab. You do the same thing as in the previous step, except in the opposite direction.

7. The deletion tab allows you to specify how deleted accounts are handled. You can either delete the accounts or save the suggested deletions to an update file. If you choose the latter, the accounts are not deleted until you apply the file. They save the files in either a CSV format for Ex. 5.5 updates or an LDF format for W2K updates. To use these files you should be familiar with the W2K tool LDIFDE and the Ex 5.5 Directory Import/Export tools. If you choose to save the changes to a file they are saved in the Winnt\MSADC\"name of connection" folder. You can then modify the deletions in the file and decide how you want to apply them.

8. Next you will look at the Advanced tab. There are two major things to configure. First is the type of connection agreement this will be. Primary agreements can actually create new accounts, while non-primary agreements can only update attributes on existing objects. The second configuration decision is how the new accounts will appear in W2K. The default is to Create a disabled Windows user account. Other choices are to create a new Windows 2000 account or create a contact. Which you choose depends on your W2K migration strategy. Another issue that may come up is if you are replicating DL's. If your W2K environment is in a mixed mode, you will get an error saying you can't create DL's unless the domain is in native mode. This error is correct (i.e., if you want DL's to be migrated, switch to native mode) but leaves the impression that you can't recreate the DL's as Universal Distribution Groups. You can - but you must do it manually and that could be a lot of work.

This article was originally published on Mar 5, 2001

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