Mail Coexistence and Migration


Topic Last Modified: 2007-03-26

Exchange Connector 2005 for Lotus Notes serves two purposes:

  • Synchronize user name and e-mail address information between Active Directory® directory service and the Lotus Domino Directory.

  • Route e-mail between Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 and Lotus Domino and at the same time, maintain as much data fidelity as possible.

After the directories are configured to synchronize, users can be migrated from Lotus Domino mail to Exchange Server. Microsoft Exchange Migration Wizard 2005 for Lotus Notes allows administrators to identify the users who should be migrated, update these users' e-mail information in Active Directory and the Lotus Domino Directory, and move the data from the users' Lotus Domino mail database to a new Exchange mailbox.

When planning user migrations, it is best to migrate users in batches based on physical location and workgroup because most e-mail is typically routed between users who are in the same physical location and who are in the same group. Migrating users this way ensures continued delegation access to e-mail and calendars. However, Exchange Connector for Lotus Notes will continue to route mail between the two mail environments until the Domino mail servers are decommissioned.

During the period of coexistence, Exchange Calendar Connector 2005 for Lotus Notes provides free/busy lookups so that users can check other user's calendars to determine the best times for scheduling meetings. This functionality does not allow users to see the contents of other user's calendar, but rather simply displays times when the user has something booked on their calendar.

For additional information about mail coexistence and migration, see Exchange Server 2003 Coexistence and Migration for Lotus Domino Mail.