Configuring Message Routing

Set Up an X.400 Stack

An X.400 transport stack contains configuration information about network software such as TCP/IP network services and hardware such as X.25 port adapter or dial-up connection on the computer running Exchange. Network software and hardware are responsible for routing messages between two Exchange routing groups or between an Exchange routing group and a foreign X.400 system. You can install multiple transport stacks and X.400 connectors on different servers in the same routing group to provide load balancing and fault-tolerance for the remote X.400 system.

Before installing an X.400 connector, you must determine which type of transport stack you need to connect to the remote X.400 system. Once you know which type you need, you can create the necessary transport stack.

To set up an 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 select a transport stack.

Note that you specify the names of remote X.400 connectors in the properties of the local X.400 connector, but you specify the local X.400 connector name by right-clicking X.400 and selecting Properties. The default local X.400 connector name is the name of the local server.

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