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Coexistence Manager for Notes 3.8.1 - FBC Scenarios Guide

About the CMN Documentation Introduction On-premises Exchange or hybrid O365 using shared (single) namespace On-premises Exchange or hybrid O365 using separate namespaces Non-hybrid O365 using shared (single) namespace Non-hybrid O365 using separate namespaces Appendix: FBC Planning Worksheet Appendix: Troubleshooting the FBC

5-1: Synchronize Exchange and Domino directories

Before using CMN’s Free/Busy Connector, both directories should be updated to include representative objects for users in both systems. For best results, Quest recommends the CMN Directory Connector for this purpose. The Directory Connector is another CMN component that may already be installed and configured. For more information about the CMN Directory Connector, see User Guide chapter 2.

Use CMN’s Directory Connector to define a bidirectional update (a pair of single-direction updates, in opposite directions, run sequentially)—if you do not have such a pair already defined.

NOTE: If you will enable Free/Busy features for Outlook 2003 clients by using Exchange public folders: Remember that the corresponding DC connector must be configured, for both the Provision and Update functions, with an attribute assignment that matches the AD extensionAttribute you designate for this purpose. (The attribute and its value are designated in the F/B Connector Management Console, in the Exchange Public Folder Writer-AD Contacts screen, as described in the User Guide.)

Schedule the DC connector to run automatically at a frequency to keep both directories current throughout the coexistence period.

You may choose instead to perform a directory synchronization manually, in which case you may follow the two procedures below.

To synchronize Domino mail users to Exchange contacts:


To synchronize Exchange mail users to Domino contacts:

Select Messaging | Domains, then click Add Domain.
Select the Basics tab. In the Foreign domain name box, enter a fictitious domain name (for example, CMNFreeBusy). This forces Domino to direct queries to QCalCon rather than to internal queues. Quest recommends using subdomains with the F/B Connector if feasible.
The name of the foreign SMTP domain must be prepended by an asterisk, for example: * This forces Domino to direct queries to QCalCon rather than to internal queues. Quest recommends using subdomains with the F/B Connector if feasible.
Select the Mail Information tab. Enter the Gateway server name where the QCalCon Domino Server Task is installed.
Click the Calendar Information tab, and enter the Calendar server name of the server running QCalCon Domino Server Task.
Set the mail type to Other Internet Mail.
Set the CalendarDomain property to the same value as the CalendarSystem property of the Foreign Domain document. (This permits configuration of CMN’s Free/Busy Domino server task, QCalCon.)
Set the InternetAddress property of the Person Document to the Exchange SMTP email address.

5-2: Configure Exchange server connections

Configure and verify the link from the Exchange Server to the domains/subdomains supported by the Domino Server. This procedure tests whether the certificate on the CMN Web Server is trusted by the Exchange Server.

... where <smtpdomain> is the name of the Domino domain.
Open a web browser and enter the URL http://autodiscover.<domain>/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml to ensure that the Exchange server resolves it to the CMN FBC EWS without any certification errors.
Click the SSL button in the Web browser, then click View Certificates.
Click Import, then Finish.

If you requested a certificate from a public CA, the certificate is already trusted by Exchange.

To enable shared SMTP namespace F/B lookups in the Exchange-to- Notes direction: Add the CMN F/B Web Services IP address to the host file on the Exchange CAS server.

5-3: Configure DNS

You can use Network Load Balancing to permit multiple web servers to handle Autodiscover requests. This is optional, not required to deploy CMN. For more information, see this Microsoft article.

Configure DNS to point autodiscover.<> to the computer where CMN’s Autodiscover service is installed. For each domain, Exchange connects to predefined Autodiscover URLs using DNS host entries.

For Exchange to get free/busy information from the domain supported by a Domino server, through the CMN Free/Busy Connector, you must make the CMN Autodiscover Web Service resolvable to this URL:

Non-hybrid O365 using shared (single) namespace

Follow these steps, in order as presented here, to install and configure CMN’s Free/Busy Connector for a non-hybrid Office 365 environment with a shared (single) namespace:

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