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  • Question

  • There are two site of offices with two new domains and both running in exchange server 2007. Domain A clients want to get the list of Global address list (GAL) of domain B, and also they want to get the calender of Domain B. Domain B clients want these functions also.

    what do you guys recommend to get this done ?

    Environment:

    Srv1- Windows Server 2008 & Exchange 2010

    Srv2- Windows Server 2008 & Exchange 2007

    • Edited by Mark_Fujitsu Monday, November 12, 2012 9:39 PM Additional info
    Monday, November 12, 2012 9:36 PM

Answers

  • Hi Mark,

    I'd suggest you use ILM.

    Microsoft® Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 (ILM 2007) FP1 provides a solution to synchronize the global address list (GAL) between two Active Directory forests through a Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1(SP1) infrastructure. The goal of a GAL synchronization solution is to synchronize users, groups, and contacts from one forest with contact objects to another forest.

    For more details, please refer to Microsoft article below:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720662(v=ws.10).aspx

    Hope it is helpful.


    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:32 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,
    What you need is a Third-Party software that will create the MailContacts from DomainA to DomainB and vice versa.
    I have used GALSync from NetSec for the same purpose with very good results. Very easy to use software, but there are also others on the Market.

    When you have that in place, you can Configure the Availability Service for Cross-Forest Topologies
    Autodiscover must work between the two forests (A-Record and not SRV-Record)


    Martina Miskovic

    Monday, November 12, 2012 10:28 PM
  • Hi Mark,

    I'd suggest you use ILM.

    Microsoft® Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 (ILM 2007) FP1 provides a solution to synchronize the global address list (GAL) between two Active Directory forests through a Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1(SP1) infrastructure. The goal of a GAL synchronization solution is to synchronize users, groups, and contacts from one forest with contact objects to another forest.

    For more details, please refer to Microsoft article below:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720662(v=ws.10).aspx

    Hope it is helpful.


    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:32 AM
    Moderator