CMG supports equivalent domain names (single, shared namespace) for GroupWise mail users and on-premises Exchange mail users. Equivalent domains are mapped to the primary domain in the Exchange server or GroupWise server. You can use a PowerShell cmdlet to perform this mapping:
At the CMG Web Server, open PowerShell and type:
Set-CmgGroupWiseFreeBusyConfig -SmtpDomainMappings <equivalentDomain>=<primaryDomain>
Use CMG’s Management Console to configure the Free/Busy Connector’s components—to identify the participating servers and their locations, register the necessary account access credentials, and set other operating parameters and preferences. See chapter 4 of the CMG User Guide for field notes and application notes for each screen in the F/B Connector Management Console.
Before running any of CMG’s F/B Connector subcomponents, you must synchronize GroupWise users as Office 365 contacts, and Exchange users to GroupWise. CMG’s Directory Connector does not support directory synchronizations directly between GroupWise and Office 365. In this non-hybrid O365 scenario, however, you can configure Microsoft’s Azure AD Sync synchronization tool to synchronize a local AD with Office 365. See Microsoft’s Azure AD Sync tool documentation for instructions and guidance in configuring the Azure AD Sync tool for this purpose.
NOTE: GroupWise sometimes mistakenly generates F/B queries for addresses in the form email@example.com (instead of firstname.lastname@example.org). Queries to such addresses will fail if AD does not recognize the address, so be sure to add that address form as an alias in AD for each Exchange user.
For FBC coexistence with Office 365, run Enable-OrganizationCustomization, and then create the availability address space by opening a PowerShell session and using the following commands:
You can use Network Load Balancing to permit multiple web servers to handle Autodiscover requests. This is optional, not required to deploy CMG. For more information, see .
Configure DNS to point autodiscover.<smtpdomain.com> to the computer where CMG’s Autodiscover service is installed. For each domain, Exchange connects to predefined Autodiscover URLs using DNS host entries.
This procedure begins with the assumption that you have already reviewed the introductory chapter of this FBC Configuration Guide to . This chapter explains how to configure the FBC and the coexisting environments for F/B scenario #6, specified above.