This article discusses
the issues to consider when you configure Exchange 2000 to include multiple
Consider the following issues before you complete an Exchange
- Determine your Active Directory design.
- Design your Exchange 2000 topology.
- Design the administrative groups and routing
- Define client administrative areas, such as centralized or
decentralized support for users of each language.
Planning how to implement Exchange 2000 to include support for
multiple languages is a multifaceted process. First, you must determine which
languages to support for both clients and servers. Then, you must create a set
of naming conventions that comply with the rules for naming. You must also
determine how to support the various locales.
For more information about naming and
character-set considerations, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Unicode and character sets
in Exchange 2000 Server
As you think about who your users will be and who
will administer your Exchange 2000 servers, consider the following:
- The mail client that end users will use and any additional
mail clients that might be used, such as Microsoft Outlook Web Access
- The protocols that Exchange 2000 will support, such as
MAPI, IMAP, and POP
When you are determining which clients and protocols to
support, consider the following:
- If you use OWA, you must install Help files for each
language that will be used.
- If you use MAPI, you must add code page support to all
global catalog servers that service the client's logon. If you do not, users
cannot log on to their mail servers. See the "Active Directory Configuration"
section for more information.
- If you use IMAP, consider consolidating the public folder
servers or restricting their access over IMAP.
- If you use POP, consider how folder names are created and
how this might affect users who connect by using multiple protocols.
For more information about folder naming in Exchange
2000, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How special folder names are assigned for multiple language clients in Exchange 2000 Server
special folder names are assigned in Outlook Web Access (OWA)
For additional information about how to plan an
Exchange 2000 implementation, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Active Directory Configuration
Exchange 2000 is closely integrated with the Active Directory
directory service. When an Outlook client tries to obtain the Global Address
List, the client contacts the preferred global catalog server directly. For a
client that uses an earlier version of Outlook, Exchange 2000 obtains the
Global Address List from the global catalog server and forwards it to the
: Global catalog servers maintain a partial replica of every
object in an Active Directory forest and are used for querying objects.
support multiple language Outlook clients, you must add a registry key to all
Global Catalog servers in Active Directory to support international sorting. By
default, Active Directory only supports English-language sort orders. You can
add a sort order by adding the Locale ID
value to a registry key on the Global Catalog servers that are running Windows
Locales are created by
combining language and geographic location. Locales determine how date,
currency, and time values appear. Locales also determine other international
settings. Locale information includes:
- Sorting rules
- Date and time formatting
- Numeric and monetary conventions
- Character classification
The locales that are supported by Exchange 2000 are determined
when the server is installed. For more information about how to modify the
locales that are supported by Exchange 2000, see "Set Locales" in Exchange 2000
To add the registry key to support international sorting,
follow these steps.WARNING
: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious
problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry
Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
- Locate to the following subkey:
- Right-click Language, point to New, click DWORD Value, and then press ENTER.
- Right-click the DWORD value that you created in step 4, and
then click Modify.
- In the Value data box, type the value of
the locale identification that you want add.
- Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the server
For additional information about Exchange 2000 and Active
Directory deployment considerations, visit the following Microsoft Web
Exchange 2000 Configuration
The default offline address list is displayed in the language of
the Exchange 2000 server that was installed first. Additional offline address
lists can be created on Exchange 2000 servers that provide multiple language
support. Create additional offline address lists to support MAPI clients who
use languages with sort orders other than the sort order of the default offline
The sort order for various languages is handled differently. For
example, the German alphabet has two "A" characters; one of the “A” characters
comes before the other.
For additional information about how to
create offline address lists, see "Create an Offline Address List" in Exchange
Article ID: 325622 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
- Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition
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