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Implementing Directory Synchronization

Microsoft Exchange Server uses an enhanced implementation of the MS Mail directory synchronization protocol. It allows the same fault tolerance, but the following features make it easier to administer:

There is another important difference between the directory synchronization protocol implementation in MS Mail (PC) and Microsoft Exchange Server. With MS Mail (PC), changes are based on sequence numbers relative to each directory server/requestor relationship. Although these numbers are still maintained by Microsoft Exchange Server, the directory synchronization component uses the Microsoft Exchange Server directory to track address list updates.