How to Run Active Directory Connector (ADC) Tools


Topic Last Modified: 2005-11-07

Active Directory Connector (ADC) Tools are used to lead you through the process of confirming that your Exchange 5.5 directory and mailboxes are ready for migration. ADC Tools are a collection of wizards and utilities that help you set up and configure your connection agreements. The tools also ensure that replication between your Windows NT 4.0 organization and Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 is functioning properly.

To run ADC Tools
  1. On your ADC server, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click Active Directory Connector.

  2. In the console tree, click ADC Tools.

  3. Follow the steps indicated in the ADC Tools details pane.

    On the Set Credentials page, click Set Credentials to provide the administrator name and password for each site. Enter the name in the domain\username format.
    On the Site Connections page it is recommended that you choose a two-way connection. One way connections are useful for testing how objects will replicate to Active Directory. However, in a production environment, directory objects should replicate both to and from Active Directory and the Exchange 5.5 directory.
    There is a group named Everyone that is not replicated. Because of this, the ADC Tools will always report at least one warning.

For information about installing ADC, see How to Install Active Directory Connector.