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Coexistence Manager for GroupWise 1.7 - User Guide

About the CMG documentation suite Introduction CMG Directory Connector
Directory Connector overview Installation and configuration DC Management Console Connector Creation Wizard Connector Advanced Settings Running and stopping the Directory Connector service
CMG Mail Connector CMG Free/Busy Connector The Log Viewer Appendix A: Known limitations Appendix B: Troubleshooting Appendix C:Configuring CMG logging

Step 6 (optional): Configure Quest MFG for use with CMG Directory Connector

If you will be using CMG for coexistence during a migration project with Quest’s Migrator for GroupWise (MFG), you may want to configure these MFG program parameters to make MFG features more compatible with CMG’s Directory Connector:

In adobjmerge.ini:


In gwmigapp.ini:


For more information about these parameters, see their listings in the MFG Program Parameters Reference.

Step 7 (if necessary): Verify Exchange DL configuration

Check the Message Delivery Restrictions settings for any Exchange group to which you want GroupWise users to be able to send messages. Any such Exchange group must be of the universal distribution type to be mail-enabled. To change the settings, beginning in the Exchange Management Console:

Select the group under Recipient Configuration | Distribution Group, then double-click the group you want to edit.
Click the Mail Flow Settings tab, and highlight Message Delivery Restrictions, then click Properties above.
De-select (unmark) the check box for Require that all senders are authenticated.
Save, and then restart the MS Exchange transport service.

DC Management Console

The CMG Directory Connector (DC) includes a configuration tool, called the Management Console, that directs the Directory Connector’s features and functions according to field entries in the Console application: source and target directories, access credentials, update scope, scheduled runs, and so forth. One of the Console’s GUI screens also lets you launch a Connector Creation Wizard— a separate application to create or modify the configuration details for individual DC connectors that will copy directory data from one environment to the other.

The configuration data for both the DC service as a whole and its individually defined connectors is saved in a configuration file named Configuration.xml (by default), in CMG’s \Directory Connector\ folder. The DC configuration file may be opened, modified and saved as needed, by any XML editor, but CMG’s Management Console provides a "friendlier" interface for managing configuration settings. The Console also makes DC configuration safer, since a single typo in the xml file (when hand-editing) can cause unintended consequences or even disable a connector altogether.

The relationships among the CMG Directory Connector Management Console, its Connector Creation Wizard, and the Configuration.xml file are shown in the illustration above and in this chart:

The DC configuration file controls only the Directory Connector, not CMG’s Mail Connector or Free/Busy Connector—which are controlled by their own, separate configuration files.

Chapter 1 of the User Guide explains the basic operating concepts for the CMG Management Console. This DC chapter provides the field notes for the Console screens that pertain to DC configuration, and for the Connector Creation Wizard.

The Management Console contains these screens for the Directory Connector:

Directory Connector | Connector Settings: Create, change or delete a connector definition, or run it immediately (rather than waiting for its next scheduled execution).
Directory Connector | Service Settings: Specify the information the DC service needs to perform its functions, such as the comm port the service will use, Novell access credentials, etc.
Directory Connector | SQL Settings: Specify the information the DC service needs to communicate with the required SQL database.

Management Console screen:Directory Connector | Connector Settings

The Connector Settings screen shows a list of all defined Connectors for CMG’s Directory Connector as defined in the currently open configuration file. The Connectors table lists the connectors by name, and shows the Direction, Source and Target Servers, and the Last Started and Last Completed times for each.

From this screen you can launch the Connector Creation Wizard to create a new connector or edit an existing one, or open a dialog box of Advanced Settings for an existing connector definition.

To create a new connector and add it to the displayed Connectors table:

Click the Add button (to start the Connector Creation Wizard), and complete the Wizard. See Connector Creation Wizard below for screen-by-screen field notes.

To change the definition and/or execution schedule of a connector:

Select the connector you want to change, and click the Edit button (to start the Connector Creation Wizard in its Edit mode). See Connector Creation Wizard below for screen-by-screen field notes.

To delete an existing connector definition (remove it from the Connectors table):

NOTE: The Directory Connector service creates a folder for each defined connector (under ...\Directory Connector\Connections\) to hold connector information that the DC service reads when the connector runs. The Remove feature does not remove this corresponding connector folder, so you may want to delete it manually.

To run a connector immediately (rather than waiting for its next scheduled run):

Click Run Connector Now.

The Connectors table also provides access to a dialog box of Advanced Settings that can be applied to existing connector definitions (one connector at a time). The Advanced Settings govern several connector functions whose default configurations are suitable in most environments, but may be modified as needed for local circumstances.

See Connector Advanced Settings later in this chapter to see whether any of the features in the tabbed panels of the Advanced Settings dialog box might be necessary or useful in your local environment.

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