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The Directory Synchronization Tool


Applies to: Live@edu, Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

Topic Last Modified: 2012-06-20

The Directory Synchronization Tool (DST) 9.1 is an application that helps you keep your on-site Active Directory Domain Services and Microsoft Exchange Server environment synchronized with your Hosted Services network for use with Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) Hosted Filtering and the Exchange Hosted Archive (EHA) Service. You can use the DST to do the following:

  • Build an approved recipients list for specified domains.

  • Upload the approved list to your hosted services over a secure HTTPS Web connection (port 443).

  • Configure scheduled updates for the user list to help ensure that your service and your on-site environment are up-to-date.

Running the DST in your on-site environment helps ensure that your services and your on-site resources are synchronized and working correctly. By enabling Directory-Based Edge Blocking (DBEB) for your domains and installing the DST to update those domains, you can help do the following:

  • Avoid false positives, which are legitimate messages that have been misidentified as spam by your Hosted Filtering service.

  • Reduce user management needs between the service and your on-site environment.

  • Increase end user self-management through features such as safe list aggregation.

To install the 9.1 version of the Directory Synchronization Tool, click here (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=153911).

If you would like contextual information about various directory synchronization methods available with FOPE, see Add Users in the FOPE User Guide.

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