Connecting to Other Messaging Systems

Using Calendar Connector

Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Calendar Connector allows Exchange users to query the free and busy calendar information of Novell GroupWise and Lotus Notes users, and vice-versa.

Note   In this documentation, Novell GroupWise and Lotus Notes systems are referred to as partner systems.

In a typical configuration, Calendar Connector runs as a Windows 2000 service on a single Exchange 2000 server. It uses the partner system's client software to communicate with a single computer on the partner system. Both the Exchange 2000 server that Calendar Connector is installed on, and the partner server that Calendar Connector communicates with directly, are called bridgehead servers. A bridgehead server is a computer that connects servers using the same communications protocols so that information can be passed from one server to another. In Exchange 2000, a bridgehead server is a connection point from a routing group to another routing group, remote system, or other external system.

Important   Calendar Connector does not support querying from one partner system to another. For more information, see Communicating with Partner Systems.

For help with specific tasks, see How To.

For general background information, see Concepts.