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Collaboration Services provides real-time GAL and calendar synchronization for organizations with multiple Exchange instances. The tool maintains secure boundaries between Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory forests while providing a transparent collaboration process to deliver optimal protection. Collaboration Services ensures users will always have access to a unified GAL through their Microsoft Outlook client in order to improve your productivity.
Reduce help desk workload and email traffic by displaying calendar information between Exchange organizations.
Avoid changes to the Active Directory or Exchange configuration.
Maintain total control over your Exchange environment by deciding which objects and attributes to publish and which collaboration partners will be allowed to subscribe to your collections.
Sustain security objectives using compressed, encrypted messages over SMTP.
Maintain productivity company-wide by removing the need to send multiple emails to find available meeting times.
Enable you to select your preferred format and then reformats all of your subscribed-to collections automatically.
Collaboration Services is able to establish secure collaboration between forests with the following messaging systems installed:
One instance of Collaboration Services should be installed in each forest participating in the synchronization. For performance reasons it is recommended to install Collaboration Services on a dedicated server.
Intel x86-based computer. Pentium III or higher. Multi-processor configurations are recommended for the HQ forest server in large deployments.
A minimum of 1 GB RAM is required; 4GB is recommended.
Requirements for RAM depend on the total number of synchronized objects:
A minimum of 50 GB of free disk space is required. Additional disk space requirements are as follows:
One of the following:
For a full list of system requirements, see product release notes.
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