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networking two AD forests

I have a customer that requires both UM and VM installs of Unity. They require the ability to forward voicemail between systems. Is it possible to build these in two AD forests with 2 way trust and use Unity networking? Is there a better way?

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Re: networking two AD forests

Digital Networking is the native networking protocol for Unity. The directory is used for all data replication needed for Digital Networking. As such, a Digital Network is limited to Unity nodes with a single forest, exchange 5.5 directory or domino address book.

To network Digital Networks together you will want to look at SMTP networking which is free, or VPIM which is a pay feature. VPIM adds the ability to send a voice name with the message.

We are looking at providing a directory synchronization option for VPIM but nothing is committed for a release yet.

Thanks,

Keith

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Re: networking two AD forests

Thanks. I was looking for an automated process, rather than SMTP. Is there support if a Metadirectory, such as MMS, is used?

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Re: networking two AD forests

No there is no support for any type of cross directory replication. The entire architecture of Unity assumes far too much about the messaging system and directory to allow replication to work. There isn't a strong solution for this type of situation today.

Keith

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Re: networking two AD forests

Thanks again, although not what I wanted to hear. Since it looks like I'll need to add several hundred Internet subscribers on each system, is there a version of the Bulk Import utility that can specify that type of user?

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