Configuring Message Routing

Install a TCP/IP X.400 Connector

Important   Before creating an X.400 connector, you must install the corresponding MTA TCP/IP X.400 transport stack.

An X.400 connector is provided primarily to enable connection to foreign X.400 message systems and service providers. For X.400 connectors, you can define only a single host for the local and remote bridgehead servers. For the TCP/IP X.400 connector, you use the Stack tab to specify the remote server to which you are connecting.

To install a TCP/IP X.400 connector:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to Connectors.
    If you do not have routing groups defined:

    System Manager

    1. Administrative Groups
    2. <Administrative Group>
    3. Connectors

    If you do have routing groups defined:

    System Manager

    1. Administrative Groups
    2. <Administrative Group>
    3. Routing Groups
    4. <Routing Group>
    5. Connectors
  3. Right-click Connectors, click New, and then select TCP X.400 Connector.
  4. On the General tab, in Name, type the connector name that is displayed in System Manager.
  5. On the General tab, under Remote X.400 name, click Modify. In Remote Connection Credentials, in Remote X.400 name, type the name of the remote X.400 connector on the remote server (the remote connector name defaults to the remote server name). In Password, type the password for the remote X.400 connector. In Confirm password, re-type the password.
  6. On the Address Space tab, click Add. Select an address type, and then in Address Properties, type all necessary information, including cost.
  7. - OR -

    On the Connected Routing Groups tab, click Add. On the General tab, in Organization, type the name of the organization that contains the routing group to which you want to connect, and then, in Routing Group, type the name of the routing group to which you want to connect.

    Note   The organization must exist on an Exchange server so that the naming conventions are known. You can also type address space information and cost on the Routing Address tab. By default, the address space is created from the organization and routing group names, and the cost is 1.

  8. If the remote system is not an Exchange server, on the Advanced tab, clear the Allow Exchange contents check box. If you don't clear the check box, addresses on messages are in domain name form and not in X.400 form, and replies are not possible.
  9. On the Stack tab, select Remote host name or IP Address, and then in Address, type the Domain Name System (DNS) name of the remote X.400 server to which you are connecting or enter the remote server's IP address.
  10. (Optional) To limit message size, on the Content Restrictions tab, in Allowed sizes, select the Only messages less than (KB) check box, and then type in a maximum message size in kilobytes.
  11. (Optional) To further define the connector address in cases where other services or applications are using the same transport stack, on the Stack tab, click OSI to type OSI address information.

Related Topics

X.400 Connector Create a TCP/IP X.400 Stack Address Space Configuration Specify OSI Address Information Install an X.25 X.400 Connector