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Exchange And Novell GroupWiseConnectivity And Migration

Erik AshbyProgram ManagerMicrosoft Exchange Server

pleasing everyone the agenda
Pleasing Everyone The Agenda
  • Living Together…
    • Connector for Novell GroupWise
    • Calendar Connector
  • Moving On…
    • Microsoft Exchange Migration Wizard
living together
Living Together
  • A little about GroupWise
    • GroupWise evolved from DOS based WP Office Shell to current 5.5 SP2 version
    • Purchased by Novell with WordPerfect
    • Early ‘Group’ aware applications
    • Very Novell-centered
    • Based on proprietary store/transport
    • Transport is file-based
    • Tight client with server dependency
living together but why
Living Together (But Why?)
  • Weren’t standards supposed to make this problem go away?
    • Standards are unevenly supported
    • Standards are still evolving
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • “Rogue” departments
    • Lengthy migrations
the tools to live together
The Tools To Live Together
  • Connector for Novell GroupWise
    • Complete Directory Tool
    • Messaging Transport
    • Meeting Connection
  • Calendar Connector
    • Bi-Directional Free/busy calendar queries
exchange connector for novell groupwise
Exchange Connector For Novell GroupWise
  • Fully available with Exchange 5.5 SP3
  • Based on Novell’s API Gateway for GroupWise
  • Bi-Directional Directory Sync
  • Body is simple text
  • Messages and meeting requests supported with full reporting including, delivery, accept, decline, etc.
exchange connector for novell groupwise8
Exchange Connector For Novell GroupWise

NetWare Server

Exchange and NT Server

Directory

Synchronization

Exchange

THERouter

GW APIGateway

GroupWise

Messaging /

Meeting

Requests

Free/Busy

Search

sharing the directory
Sharing The Directory

NetWare Server

Exchange and NT Server

Directory

Synchronization

Exchange

THERouter

GW APIGateway

GroupWise

Messaging /

Meeting

Requests

Free/Busy

Search

dirsync architecture

DirectoryExchange

Agent

for GroupWise

DirectoryExchange

Agent forExchange

DirSync Architecture

Connector for GW

GroupWiseDirectory

Exchange

Directory

GW

Attribute

Selection

GW-EX

Attribute

Mapping Rules

Exchange

Attribute

Selection

GW-Exchange

Attribute

Mapping Rules

you can change it all
You Can Change It All!
  • Edit the Directory configuration files
    • \exchsrvr\connect\exchconn\dxamex\
    • \exchsrvr\connect\exchconn\dxagwise\
  • AMAP.TBL lists the attributes to be synchronized
  • MAP?????.TBL contains mapping rules for translating attributes
  • KB article Q180517
messaging and meetings cool stuff
Messaging And Meetings…Cool stuff…

NetWare Server

Exchange and NT Server

Directory

Synchronization

Exchange

THERouter

GW APIGateway

GroupWise

Messaging /

Meeting

Requests

Free/Busy

Search

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Exchange Connector For Novell GroupWise

NetWare Server

Exchange and NT Server

Directory

Synchronization

Exchange

THERouter

GW APIGateway

GroupWise

Messaging /

Meeting

Requests

Free/Busy

Search

calendar connector free busy extremely cool stuff
Calendar ConnectorFree/busy — Extremely cool stuff
  • Real-time free/busy queries between Exchange and
    • Novell GroupWise 4.x and 5.x
    • Lotus Notes 4.5 and later
    • IBM OfficeVision/VM (PROFS)
  • Requires Exchange 5.5 SP2
  • Backbones on top of Connector
  • No client-side code required
calendar connector details

Exchange Store

Free/Busy

Folder

Calendar Connector Details…

Exchange and NT Server

NetWare Server

Outlook

Client

THERouter

Calendar

Connector

Engine

GroupWise

Provider

API

GroupWise

MAPI

MAPI

Provider

calendar connector yes across the system
Calendar ConnectorYes, across the system !

Site A

Site B

  • DirSync via GroupWise Connector
  • F/B queries via Calendar Connector
  • F/B folder & Directory replication

GroupWise

calendar connector multiple exchange sites
Calendar Connector Multiple Exchange sites
  • Free/busy queries within a site only
  • Install CalCon in each site
  • DirSync to bridgehead site only
  • Replicate directory between sites
  • Replicate F/B folder between sites
  • Configure CalCon with bridgehead site name
time to move on the migration wizard
Time To Move On… The migration wizard
  • Administrative tool for bulk migration
  • Supports GroupWise 4.x and 5.x
  • One-step or two-step migrations
  • Messages, Calendars, and Folders preserved
  • Extraction is done using GroupWise Client AND GroupWise Proxy
server migration architecture

Source extractor

GroupWise 4.x

Source extractor

Importer Utility

GroupWise 5.x

Source extractor

(Notes, SNADS, CC:Mail, IMAP/LDAP)

Server Migration Architecture

Neutralformat

migration wizard
Migration Wizard
  • Content migrated
    • Messages
    • Attachments
    • Appointments and recurring appointments
  • Preserves ability to reply to migrated messages
migration wizard additional options
Migration WizardAdditional options
  • One -vs- two step migrations
  • Select destination server and container
  • Migrate to a PST -vs- Exchange server
  • Convert Custom Recipients
exchange 2000
Exchange 2000
  • Support for both connectivity with and migration to Exchange 2000
  • Directory synchronization between GroupWise and the Active Directory
    • Create either User or Contact objects in AD for GroupWise users
    • Support for multiple domain scenarios
resources
Resources
  • Exchange Web Site
    • http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/migration.htm
  • Exchange Migration Web Site
    • http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/migration.htm
  • Calendar Connector
    • http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/55/downloads/CalConnector.asp
  • Me: [email protected]
bottom line
Bottom Line
  • Need to Live Together?
    • Exchange Connector for Novell GroupWise
    • Exchange Calendar Connector
  • Looking at Moving on?
    • Exchange Migration Wizard
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