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Manual import & export of Address Books between MS Exchange and Lotus Domino servers

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Two companies have merged. For now they want to keep email systems separate -- MS Exchange and Lotus Notes. What is the best way to manually import & export GAL (Global Address List) or Company directory between MS Exchange and Lotus Domino servers? We intend to do it periodically. Thanks.

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by:gupnit
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Hi,
I would rather use IIFP to achieve the same. Refer
Thanks
Nitin GUpta (gupnit)
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by:fgrushevsky
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IIFP is a bit of a monster :).
we succesfully use SimpeSync  ( http://www.dirwiz.com/simplesync/ ). It is flexible, easy to use, can be run from a workstation etc
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by:nkulsh
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Thank you both.
Gupnit, do you know the cost of MIIS?
Fgrushevsky, SimpleSync tools seems a great find. Any idea about the cost?
What if the two Directories don't have connectivity? For such a scenario, I am thinking along these lines:
1. In Windows AD (Exchange), use LDIFDE or CSVDE to export GAL to a CSV file and import from a CSV file to create Contacts.
2a. Use LDAPSEARCH.EXE, that is provided with the Domino server and the Notes client to  import users to the Domino Directory. I hear that it must be used in combination with the LDIF Domino Upgrade Service.

2b. LDAPSEARCH.EXE command-line tool can also be used to export Company Directory of Lotus Domino server to an LDIF file. I can use this LDIF file with either LDIFDE or CSVDE tool to import that data into Windows AD.
The only tool I have used to import/export is CSVDE. I think LDIF tools are quite tricky.
Any comment/suggestions about these step? Thanks.
Jay
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by:gupnit
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Hi,
You are spot on, in this regard on CVEDE and LDIFDE. Another way I look at it is (if you plan to go full manual) Using Outlook to achive the same with Lotus Notes Connector
MIIS yes a higher priced tool - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/ilm2007/howtobuy.mspx
Cheers
Nitin Gupta (gupnit)
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by:nkulsh
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Nitin,
Before closing the case, I do want to know what you meant by "Using Outlook to achive the same with Lotus Notes Connector". As far as I know, Outlook cannot archive or export GAL of Exchange. Can it archive or export Company directory of Lotus Domino?
BTW, even though I am glad to know about these tools -- SimpleSync seems very smooth -- we will have to go with manual process because the tools are quite expensive ($10,000). Also there may not be connectivity between two branches. Thanks.
Jay or Ajay Kulshreshtha
 
 
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by:gupnit
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Hi Jay,
Like you said Manual - See using Outlook, you can select all contacts/groups from your GAL from Tools --> AddressBook, and choose to Save as Contacts, now you can export your Contacts (csv etc)and then Import into Lotus Notes.
Hope, I was able to explain
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Nitin Gupta (gupnit)
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by:nkulsh
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Nitin,
Sorry, could not reply earlier due to other projects.
What you are describing is possible in Outlook 2007. Earlier I was testing with Outlook 2003 where you cannot select multiple entries in GAL. Anyway, thanks.
Jay or Ajay
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Hi Jay or Ajay,
Yes, you can do the same in Outlook 2003, use Shifft + Arrow Keys, you will see you can.
Cheers
Nitin
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by:nkulsh
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Nitin,
You are correct. I must be sleepy or was just trying Ctrl-A.
Jay
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by:gupnit
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Hi,
So do I initiate the process to stop closure of this question :-)
Cheers
Nitin
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Nitin,
You already did so. Let me "bribe" you a bit.
Jay
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Hahahahaa.....Thats was a nice one ;-) !!
Cheers
Nitin
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