The Microsoft Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes connects an
Exchange 2000 organization with a Lotus Notes messaging
system. In addition to allowing the exchange of messages between
the two systems, the connector provides:
Synchronization of directory information between Exchange
(Active Directory) and Notes (Name and Address
Book or, in Lotus Notes release 5 (R5), Domino Directory).
Exchange of Rich Text Format (RTF) messages between Exchange
and Notes users.
Exchange of file objects such as video, graphics, word
processing documents, and spreadsheets between the two systems,
with file name, icon, and launch capability preserved.
Exchange of calendar and schedule information, including the
ability to schedule single and recurring meetings between users on
Support for Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
Support for Notes Document Links (doclinks). A doclink is a
link embedded in a Notes document, which a user clicks to jump to a
location in the same document, or to another document, folder, or
Conversion of mail objects, such as attachments and Notes
The Notes connector runs as a Windows 2000 service on a single
Exchange server. It uses a Lotus Notes release 4.x or
5.x client on the Exchange server to establish a network
connection to a Lotus Notes/Domino server. The Exchange server on
which the connector is installed and the Notes server computer with
which the connector communicates directly are called bridgehead
servers. The connector can also connect downstream Exchange
organizations with Notes domains.
You configure and manage the connector using the System Manager
snap-in. You can manage the connector from the
server running the connector, or from a remote Windows 2000 Server
or Windows 2000 Professional computer.
Modifications to the connector configuration, such as changing the
import container, can take up to a minute for the connector to