Configuring Message Routing

Create a TCP/IP X.400 Stack

You use a TCP/IP X.400 service MTA stack with an X.400 connector to connect an Exchange server to another system. The server on which you install the stack processes all messages from TCP/IP X.400 connectors that reference the stack.

The advantage of a TCP/IP X.400 connector is that it enables you to run X.400 messaging systems on a TCP/IP network. Because TCP/IP X.400 messaging systems are the most common messaging systems, there is a greater probability that a remote messaging server supports TCP/IP than the other X.400 connector types.

To create a TCP/IP X.400 stack:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to X.400.

    System Manager

    1. Administrative Groups
    2. Administrative Group
    3. Servers
    4. Server
    5. Protocols
    6. X.400
  3. Right-click X.400, click New, and then click TCP/IP X.400 Service Transport Stack.
  4. On the General tab, type a name for this transport stack. The default is TCP (servername). You cannot change this name after you create the stack.
  5. (Optional) To further define the connector address for cases in which other services or applications are using the same transport stack, on the General tab, click OSI to type OSI address information. For the display of the address information, select Hexadecimal or Text. Type hexadecimal characters or text characters for the T selector (transport service access point), S selector (session service access point), and P selector (presentation service access point).
  6. (Optional) To add notes regarding administration of this stack, such as details about the remote system, on the Details tab, in Administrative note, type pertinent information.
  7. (Optional) After you create the X.400 stack, you can view the connectors that are using the stack by viewing the Connectors tab. You can only delete a stack when no connectors are using it. Thus, before you delete a stack you must either delete the connectors using it or configure them to use a different stack. By viewing the Connectors tab, you do not need to check all your connectors to see if they are using the stack.