Configuring Message Routing

Specify Association Parameters

The options on the TCP/IP and X.25 X.400 connector Override tab enable you to change the default X.400 service attributes, such as association parameters, when using a specific X.400 connector. Use the override options to establish communication and manually configure message transfer to a foreign system only when necessary.

Note   Changes made to the override values for one connector do not affect message transfer over any other connector. If you do not specify override values, the X.400 service uses the default values when connecting to a remote X.400 system.

To specify association parameters:

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

    System Manager

    1. Administrative Groups
    2. Administrative Group
    3. Routing Groups
    4. Routing Group
    5. Connectors
    6. Connector
  3. Right-click a connector, and then click Properties.
  4. Click the Override or MTA Override tab, and then click Additional Values.
  5. Under Association Parameters, modify the Lifetime (sec) value, which is the amount of time in seconds the system keeps an association open to a remote system after a message is sent.
  6. Under Association Parameters, modify the Disconnect (sec) value, which is the amount of time in seconds the system waits before terminating a connection because of a previously terminated association.
  7. Under Association Parameters, modify the Threshold (messages) value, which is the maximum number of queued messages the system can send to a remote system. When this is exceeded, the MTA opens another association.

Tip   To restore Exchange default values, click Reset Default Value.