Connecting to Other Messaging Systems

Select and Configure the Import Container

The import container stores Notes objects imported from the Lotus Notes/Domino server to the Exchange server. Imported Notes objects include users, groups, and resources. (A Notes resource is a physical item that can be reserved for a meeting, such as a conference room or an overhead projector.) Each imported object can be represented in Active Directory as a Windows user or contact.

Caution   If you decide to change the import container or modify how Notes objects are imported to Exchange (for example, as users or contacts), first delete all Notes objects from the current import container, and then resynchronize the directory information from Notes to Exchange by initiating an immediate full reload of the Notes object information.

To select and configure the import container:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to Connectors.


    1. Connectors
  3. Right-click Connector for Lotus Notes (server_name), and then click Properties.
  4. Click the Import Container tab, and then click Modify to select the import container.
  5. In Choose a container, open the domain node, select the container, and then click OK.
  6. Select one of the following options to determine how the directory synchronization process handles imported Notes objects that do not already have Windows 2000 accounts:
  7. Note   These options apply only to newly imported objects. For example, if you change the import option from Create a Windows contact to Create a new Windows user account, objects you previously imported as contacts remain contacts. Objects imported after you change the option are imported as Windows users with enabled or disabled accounts.

    Create a disabled Windows user account

    This option creates a Windows user account for the object, but initially disables the account so that the object cannot log on. This is useful if you want to enable the accounts of imported objects in stages. New accounts created in this way must be enabled manually.

    Create a new Windows user account

    This option creates an enabled Windows user account for the imported object.

    Create a Windows contact

    This option creates the object as a contact (one that does not have a Windows user account and, therefore, cannot log on to Windows 2000). This is the default setting.

Note   In the Exchsrvr\Conndata\Dxamex\Amap.tbl file, the NOTESADDR attribute, which specifies the maximum size of an imported Lotus Notes address, is set to 128 bytes. If the address of any imported Notes object—user, group, or resource—exceeds 128 bytes, the portion that exceeds this limit (typically all or part of the Notes domain) will be missing. If you need to increase the size of this attribute to accommodate longer addresses, change the NOTESADDR value in Amap.tbl.

Related Topics

Directory Synchronization Specify Export Containers Exchange Product Support