Coexistence Manager for Notes

Simplify your migration with seamless, secure user collaboration

Ensure the accuracy of email, calendar data and active mail

Coexistence Manager for Notes ensures seamless collaboration between IBM® Lotus Notes® and Microsoft® Exchange in order to maintain business productivity throughout the coexistence period. You’ll be able to sync Notes and Exchange directories (users, groups and resources) to preserve user collaboration while also enabling free/busy queries between platforms. You can also maintain the fidelity of your email and calendar data, including recurring meetings and active mail, in order to mitigate the risk of lost or delayed operations.

New — Coexistence Manager for Notes now supports Exchange Server 2016.

Features

  • Active mail processing – Provide Exchange users with access to advanced formatting and live Notes content from within their Outlook client. This functionality includes encryption, embedded buttons, hotspots, collapsible sections and tabbed tables. Without Coexistence Manager for Notes, active mail features are not viewable or actionable in Outlook, prohibiting true coexistence.
  • No need for IBM Domino® databases – Eliminate the need to set up, control access of and perform maintenance on additional Domino databases during the coexistence period.
  • Scalability – Deploy multiple instances of Coexistence Manager for Notes to increase scalability, as well as improve load balancing and failover.
  • Directory synchronization – Synchronize directories between Notes and Exchange 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016, enabling users to view a common list of users, groups and resources, no matter where their mailbox resides.
  • Free/busy connection – Provide free/busy queries between Notes and Exchange 2003/2007/2010/2013/2016, Office 365 and hosted Exchange, enabling users to schedule meetings and view co-workers’ availability, no matter where their mailboxes reside.
  • Calendar sharing – Ensure that custom and recurring calendar invitations process accurately when sent between platforms. This enables Notes and Exchange users to collaborate and schedule meetings no matter where their mailbox resides.
  • Link tracking – Ensure that embedded email links to Notes documents continue to be routed correctly throughout the coexistence period, preserving business productivity.

Specifications

Notes/Domino Environment
Supported Domino Server Versions

Directory Connector: 6.5.1 –6.5.6, 7.0.0 –7.0.4, 8.0.0 –8.0.2, 8.5.0 –8.5.3, 9.0.1
Mail Connector: 6.5.1 –6.5.6, 7.0.0 –7.0.4, 8.0.0 –8.0.2, 8.5.0 –8.5.3, 9.0.1
F/B Connector: 6.5.1 –6.5.6, 7.0.0 –7.0.4, 8.0.0 –8.0.2, 8.5.0 –8.5.3, 9.0.1

Supported Notes Client Versions (End User Workstations)
Directory Connector: (NA)
Mail Connector: 6.5.1 –6.5.6, 7.0.0 –7.0.4, 8.0.0 –8.0.2, 8.5.0 –8.5.3, 9.0.1
F/B Connector: 6.5.1 –6.5.6, 7.0.0 –7.0.4, 8.0.0 –8.0.2, 8.5.0 –8.5.3, 9.0.1

Directory Connector requires:
For Domino® 6.5.x (only), constraint checking on LDAP writes must be disabled.

CMN Mail Connector requires:
For Domino 6.5.1–6.5.6 systems (only): Communications between Domino and the CMN Mail Connector are improved by configuring a Domino 7 or 8 server to act as a bridgehead between CMN and the existing Domino 6 environment.

CMN Free/Busy Connector requires one Domino server hosting QCalCon server task:
QCalCon must run on a Domino server running on a Windows OS.

No firewall is permitted on any Notes server hosting QCalCon.

Microsoft® PowerShell 2.0, 32- or 64-bit (a component of Windows® Management Framework, downloadable at this Microsoft link).

Dell recommends 4GB memory with a two-core (or more) processor.

Exchange Server(s)
Directory Connector: Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007 (RTM), Exchange 2007 (SP1 SP2 or SP3), Exchange 2010 (RTM SP1 SP2 or SP3), Exchange 2013 (RTM or SP1), CAS Array (Exchange 2013 RTM or 2010 RTM, SP1, SP2 or SP3), Exchange 2016 (RTM)

Mail Connector: Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007 (RTM), Exchange 2007 (SP1 SP2 or SP3), Exchange 2010 (RTM SP1 SP2 or SP3), Exchange 2013 (RTM or SP1), CAS Array (Exchange 2013 RTM or 2010 RTM, SP1, SP2 or SP3), Exchange 2016 (RTM), Hosted Exchange (Office 365)

F/B Connector: Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007 (SP1 SP2 or SP3), Exchange 2010 (RTM SP1 SP2 or SP3)*, Exchange 2013 (RTM or Sp1), CAS Array (Exchange 2013 RTM or 2010 RTM, SP1, SP2 or SP3), Exchange 2016 (RTM), Hosted Exchange (Office 365)
* CMN's Free/Busy Connector does not support Exchange 2010 running in hosted mode.

CMN Directory Connector requires:
An Exchange user account granted membership in Exchange View-Only Administrators (for Exchange 2007) or Organization Management (for Exchange 2013 or 2010). This user must be added to the ACL for the Windows domain, and must have permission to Create and Delete All Child Objects applied onto This object and all descendant objects (domain object Properties | Security tab | Advanced Security Settings | Edit).

The Exchange server OS must be the English-language edition —OR— the CMN Directory Connector mapping files must be manually edited to replace hard-coded English elements with their native-language equivalents. 

For example, when the CMN log for a French enterprise shows an error message like:
problem 1005 (CONSTRAINT_ATT_TYPE), data 0, Att 90284 (showInAddressBook)
... then "All Users" (the hard-coded portion of the string) must be replaced by its French equivalent "Tous les utilisateurs" in every mapping file where the "showInAddressBook" entry occurs. The Directory Connector mapping files are in C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Quest Coexistence Manager for Notes\Directory Connector\Tools\Global\map.

CMN Mail Connector requires:
Smart hosts must be configured, if not using internal routing domains. (If necessary, see Email Coexistence Before and After CMN in chapter 3 of the CMN User Guide.)

Active Directory Server
CMN Directory Connector requires:

Target Active Directory server must have the Exchange schema extensions.

Account configured to run Directory Connector service must have read/write access rights. At a minimum, the target OU must be delegated to this account.

SQL Server
CMN's Directory Connector requires:
 access to a Microsoft SQL Server®, installed on the CMN workstation or by connecting to an existing SQL instance, with a minimum of 20GB free disk space. 
Note:
You may use an existing (installed) Microsoft SQL Server version 2012, 2008 or 2008 Express or 2008 R2, 2005 or 2005 Express, or 2000, or you can download and install a free copy from Microsoft, from the link provided in the CMN AutoRun installer.

Note that CMN running with SQL Server 2008 requires the SQL 2005 Native Client on the admin's workstation to communicate with SQL. The SQL 2008 Native Client is not supported at this time.

For best performance, particularly at sites with a large number of groups or domains, Dell recommends a full-featured (non-Express) edition of SQL Server.

Any account used for SQL access must be configured (in SQL) with sysadmin and dbcreator permissions. If the DC will connect to SQL via Windows Authentication, the account must also have "logon as a service" permission.


Outlook End-User Workstations: Supported Outlook Client Versions 
Mail Connector: Outlook® 2003, Outlook 2007 (RTM, SP1, SP2), Outlook 2010 (32-bit, 64-bit), Outlook 2013 (32- or 64-bit), Outlook 2016 (RTM)

F/B Connector: Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007 (SP2), Outlook 2010 (32-bit, 64-bit), Outlook 2013 (32- or 64-bit), Outlook 2016 (RTM)

For Mail Connector, note also:
Decryption of Notes-encrypted mail requires a valid Notes certificate.
Active Mail processing requires a Notes client, which must connect to a Lotus Domino server.

Outlook Web Access Host Server: 
Outlook Web Access 2007, 2010 or 2013.

Admin CMN servers (running CMN components)

Hardware Specifications: 
Directory Connector: 
Minimum: 500MB disk space, 2GHz processor, 4GB memory
Recommended: 1+GB disk space, 2- or 4-core processor, 8GB memory

Mail Connector: 
Minimum: 20GB disk space, 4-core 3+GHz processor, 4GB memory
Recommended: 20GB disk space, 4-core 3+GHz processor, 8-16GB memory

Free/Busy Connector: 
Minimum: 20GB disk space/server, 4-core 3+GHz processor, 4GB memory
Recommended: 20GB disk space/server, 4-core 3+GHz processor, 8-16GB memory

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows Server 2008
Directory Connector: Win Server 2008 R2 (SP1)
Mail Connector: Win Server 2008 R2 (SP1)
Free/Busy Connector: Win Server 2008 R2 (SP1)

Windows Server 2012
Directory Connector: Win Server 2012 RTM or R2
Mail Connector: Win Server 2012 RTM or R2
Free/Busy Connector: Win Server 2012 RTM or R2

Important: Admin CMN servers must be separate machines from the Exchange and Notes servers.

Required on every computer hosting a CMN component:
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, 3.51, and 4.0 Full Framework. 
(The CMN Installer provides a link to these, as a convenience, if they are not already installed.)

Directory Connector also requires:
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (in addition to versions 2.0, 3.51, and 4.0 Full Framework as noted above).

Mail Connector also requires:
Active mail processing requires Lotus Notes 7.0.3 or 7.0.4, or Lotus Notes Basic (not Eclipse) 8.0.0.

Free/Busy Connector also requires:
No firewall is permitted on any server hosting a Free/Busy Connector component.

Microsoft PowerShell 2.0, 32- or 64-bit (a component of Windows Management Framework).

Lotus Notes Client 7.0.x to 9.0.1, installed in single-user mode.

For CMN’s Autodiscover and EWS: Microsoft IIS 6.0, 7.0, 7.5 or 8.5, configured and enabled to use ASP.NET 4.0.

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