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Exchange 2010 Federation & GAL Sync

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  • For the Calender and GAL sync we are thinking about using Exchange 2010 Federation services.  Is it right option for this purpose?

    According to the http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335047.aspxarticle,

    If you want to configure federation in your Exchange organization, you must establish a one-time federation trust with the Microsoft Federation Gateway, so that it can become a federation partner with your organization

    Is it paid service? 

    Monday, June 20, 2011 2:00 PM

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  • Yes, that's right and Yes it is a paid service.
    Gulab | MCITP: Exchange 2010-2007 | Skype: Gulab.Mallah | Blog: www.ExchangeRanger.Blogspot.com
    Monday, June 20, 2011 2:04 PM
  • Is it a right solution GAL sync?  If I have a choice between using FIM and Exchange Federated Service, which one would you recommend? and WHY?

    Monday, June 20, 2011 2:07 PM
  • Hello David,

    I would recommend using FIM 2010.
    http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Microsoft-Forefront-Identity-Manager-2010/Teknosa/Electronics-Retailer-Improves-Operational-Efficiency-Reduces-Costs-with-Identity-Solution/4000007424

    Above is the case study from Microsoft. I am sure it will answer your "Why" Question.

    Cheers, 


    Gulab | MCITP: Exchange 2010-2007 | Skype: Gulab.Mallah | Blog: www.ExchangeRanger.Blogspot.com
    Monday, June 20, 2011 2:14 PM
  • Glulab,

    I have seen that article before and it doesn’t answer my question.

    With all respect, if you don’t know the answer or not familiar with the technology, please do not post the links like this.  I can Bing/Google it to get these results.

    You respond to one of previous post (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchange2010/thread/eeadad2c-4c5b-46e6-80a9-a9c9786fd7c3) without even knowing what IIFP is..

    Anyway, thanks for the time and effort.

     

    Monday, June 20, 2011 2:26 PM
  • No Problem, I will stay out of your threads.

    Good Luck...


    Gulab | MCITP: Exchange 2010-2007 | Skype: Gulab.Mallah | Blog: www.ExchangeRanger.Blogspot.com
    Monday, June 20, 2011 2:51 PM
  • No Gulab.  Nothing personal.  I am expecting some “quality” in the answer/response.  As I mentioned, anybody can Bing/Google...


    Monday, June 20, 2011 2:55 PM
  • Hey David,

    Nothing personal, i know you are expecting quality in the answer/response.
    Nothing personal...

    Good Luck I hope you get your answer soon.

    Cheers, 


    Gulab | MCITP: Exchange 2010-2007 | Skype: Gulab.Mallah | Blog: www.ExchangeRanger.Blogspot.com
    Monday, June 20, 2011 3:26 PM
  • Hello David,

    Got a question?
    Do you have exchange 2010 at both end?
    What about the Outlook Clients you are using? 


    Gulab | MCITP: Exchange 2010-2007 | Skype: Gulab.Mallah | Blog: www.ExchangeRanger.Blogspot.com
    Monday, June 20, 2011 3:52 PM
  • Gulab,

    FYI..Exchange Federation Gateway service is a free service!..

    Monday, June 20, 2011 4:41 PM
  • My Bad, you are right, its 100% Free :)
    Exchange federation requires 2010 in both ends so you need to use FIM and InterOrg

    If you are running Exchange 2003 at one End and 2010 at other End than you need FIM 2010 and InterOrg.

     


    Gulab | MCITP: Exchange 2010-2007 | Skype: Gulab.Mallah | Blog: www.ExchangeRanger.Blogspot.com
    Monday, June 20, 2011 6:15 PM
  • I have Ex2010 and Outlook 2010 in both ends..

    See..how you are giving the wrong information J  This is what I meant by “Quality”

    Monday, June 20, 2011 6:52 PM
  • I have Ex2010 and Outlook 2010 in both ends..

    See..how you are giving the wrong information J  This is what I meant by “Quality”

    I think you didn't see...If

    If you are running Exchange 2003 at one End and 2010 at other End than you need FIM 2010 and InterOrg.


    Gulab | MCITP: Exchange 2010-2007 | Skype: Gulab.Mallah | Blog: www.ExchangeRanger.Blogspot.com
    Monday, June 20, 2011 7:14 PM
  • Since I am not getting any direction in thread I am going to close this question.

    • Marked as answer by David Sham Tuesday, June 21, 2011 2:16 AM
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 2:16 AM
  • Fiona_Liao.

    How can you “Mark As Answer” if the answer is wrong and misleading?

    Accordoing to Gulab, “Yes, that's right and Yes it is a paid service.” ->  But it is free service.  He doesn’t have any clue what is talking about.

    Here is another example - He responded to one of my previous post (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchange2010/thread/eeadad2c-4c5b-46e6-80a9-a9c9786fd7c3).  He didn’t know what IIFP was..

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    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 11:48 AM
  • My bed. I thought gulab was correct based on my research and understanding; and I also agree with FIM for GAL sync cross forests. Thank you both for the clarification.

     

    BTW, there is no a public document regarding the cost of microsoft federation gateway (again, based on my research), you may like to directly contact Microsoft Advisory service at 1-800-936-4900, or the support center. For more details, please refer to link below:

     

    Advisory service

    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/advisoryservice.

    How and when to contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295539

     

     

    Best regards,

    Fiona Liao


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:05 AM