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Configuring Coexistence with Banyan VINES

Microsoft Exchange Server can coexist with your Banyan VINES network and use some of your network's features to make coexistence as seamless as possible. You can enable clients on a Banyan VINES network to connect to Microsoft Exchange Server.

Running Microsoft Exchange Server in a Banyan VINES Network

To ensure that Microsoft Outlook users can connect to a Microsoft Exchange Server computer in a Banyan VINES network, the Banyan VINES protocol (ncacn_vns_spp) should be the first protocol listed in the remote procedure call (RPC) binding order on the Microsoft Outlook computers. In addition, any unused protocols should be removed from the binding order. For more information about the RPC binding order, see the Microsoft Exchange Server Resource Guide.

  1. Install the Banyan VINES redirector on the Microsoft Exchange Server computer.
  2. In Control Panel, choose Network.
  3. Select the Services tab.
  4. Choose Add.
  5. Select RPC support for Banyan, and then choose OK.

Setting the Banyan VINES Computer Name

If Microsoft Exchange Server and Windows NT Server version 4.0 are installed on a computer running in a Banyan VINES network, the Banyan VINES computer name must be the same as the Microsoft Exchange Server computer name. For example, if the Microsoft Exchange Server name is MailServer1, the Banyan VINES computer name should also be MailServer1.

  1. From the Start menu on the Microsoft Exchange Server computer, choose Programs, choose VINES, and then choose Setup.
  2. Choose Computers.
  3. Select Name Workstation on Network.
  4. In the Computer Name box, type the name used by Microsoft Exchange Server.

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