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Exchange 2000 Server Administration

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Administering and Managing Multiserver Exchange Sites
Adding second Exchange server to our site, and administering and managing it and its older sibling.

Automating Exchange 2000 Management with Windows Script Host
This white paper illustrates how Exchange 2000 technologies can be helpful for management purposes. It examines existing scriptable COM technologies and provides server-centric samples developed under Windows Script Host (WSH) to help users with Exchange 2000 management tasks. Source: (June 2002)

Best Practices for Exchange Database Management White Paper
Find out the importance of database consistency and the role it plays in helping administrators make informed policy decisions regarding the maintenance of their Exchange databases.
Source: Microsoft

Exchange 2000 Monitoring and Maintenance
Monitoring system activity and server performance is a necessary part of preventive maintenance for the server running Exchange 2000 Server. Through monitoring, you obtain data that you can use to diagnose system problems, plan growth, and troubleshoot problems. Source:


Exchange Server System Administration White Paper
Read about the tools that can simplify and streamline administration of your electronic messaging services across a networked enterprise.

Exchange Administration Essentials 
Sample Chapter 3 from the 'Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 Pocket Consultant by Microsoft Press.
Whether you©re using Microsoft Exchange 2000 for the first time or honing your skills, master the key concepts you need to know to work effectively with Exchange 2000.

Exchange 2000 Server How to Guide
This document contains Knowledge Base articles hand picked by Microsoft Product Support Professionals to help you perform common tasks in Exchange 2000 Server.

Instant Messaging Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to your questions about Instant Messaging.
Inside Exchange Internet Mail Service White Paper
Learn how to configure and administer the Internet Mail Service (IMS) using the Exchange Server Administrator program.

Managing Exchange 2000, Part 1
This first article in a series of three helps you recognize Exchange 2000's new management requirements, challenges, and benefits. Source: Windows 2000 Magazine (Feb 2001)

Managing Exchange 2000, Part 2
The ESM console provides several ways to keep tabs on your Exchange Server machines. Source: Windows 2000 Magazine (March 2001)

Managing Exchange 2000, Part 3
Exchange 2000's new programming interfaces let you manage the program the way you want. Source: Windows 2000 Magazine (March 2001)

Outlook Web Access Performance and Extensibility White Paper
Learn strategies for using Microsoft Outlook© Web Access to disclose Exchange data on the Internet.

Robust Message Management and Monitoring with Exchange Server White Paper
Successful messaging management demands pre-planning, well-defined enterprise goals, and dynamic system administration and monitoring. Learn more in this Compaq Services white paper.

Subscribing Public Folders to Internet Mailing Lists
Learn how to subscribe to Internet distribution lists.

Exchange 2000 for ISPs: 250,000 to 3,000,000 Subscriber Architecture Reference White Paper
Study guidelines for replacing the user authentication (logon method), and the messaging or e-mail components of the Microsoft Commercial Internet System (MCIS) installation, for Internet service providers (ISPs). The paper focuses on the Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server and Microsoft Windows© 2000 Advanced Server elements of the data center.

General Resources
Best Practices for Evaluating and Using Hosted Exchange 2000 Services
How do you go about evaluating ASPs to determine their service quality? What are the key metrics for a service level agreement? We'll discuss how to evaluate whether outsourced ASP messaging and collaboration services may be appropriate for your organization by looking at the economics and service delivery elements that play a role in such a decision. Service Level Agreements and reporting/tracking will be discussed as a key element to moving ahead to leverage the new ASP services.

Creating Resource Mailboxes in Exchange 2000
This article describes the steps you need to take to create a Resource Mailbox in Exchange 2000, it also explains what your users need to do in order to utilize the Resource Mailbox correctly. Source:

Changing the Display Order in the Exchange 2000 Address List
In this article we will look at how we can modify the DisplayName field in Active Directory to use the LastName, FirstName format, this will then ensure that the Address Lists used by your users will be sorted by LastName. Source:

Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) 1.21 Redistribution
Get the files you need to redistribute CDO with your applications.

Establishing Microsoft Exchange Internet Services
Internet Standards are an important aspect of today's e-mail systems. This session gives an overview of the IMAP and POP mail protocols, contrasting their features, explaining how they are implemented in Exchange Server, and how the actual protocol commands look on the wire. The session also demonstrates how to set up Microsoft Exchange Server's POP3, IMAP4, NNTP, LDAP and SMTP services to work with various popular Internet messaging clients. In addition to server configuration, common client configuration options for Outlook Express are covered. Source:

Exchange 2000 Recipient Management
Thanks to new features and integration with Microsoft Windows© Active Directory© service, managing recipients in Exchange 2000 Server is significantly different from managing recipients in previous versions of Exchange. Find out how.
Exchange 2000 Server Message Routing White Paper
Use this resource to explore how message transport and routing work, and to learn how to design, deploy, and link routing groups in Exchange 2000.
Exchange 2000 Conferencing Server and H.323 White Paper
Learn about Internet Protocol (IP) Multicast conferencing, traditional H.323 conferencing, and how Exchange 2000 Conferencing Server offers videoconferencing implementation.

Exchange 2000 Server Lab Exercises
Work through common deployment and administration scenarios for Exchange 2000 Server.

Exchange 2000's Conferencing Service
Many third-party vendors offer expensive and complicated conferencing software. Check out the built-in, easy-to-use conferencing feature that Exchange 2000 provides. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (March 2000)

Exchange 2000 Server and Active Directory
Exchange 2000 Server's integration with Win2K and AD gives you much to think about. Here's the background you need to begin your deployment. Source; Windows 2000 Magazine (Dec 1999)

Exchange 2000 and SMTP
Exchange 2000's extension on Win2K's basic SMTP service provides tight integration between the messaging server and the OS. Source; Windows 2000 Magazine (March 2000)

Exchange Application Downloads
Visit the Microsoft TechNet site and explore custom Exchange applications submitted by Exchange developers.

Exchange Chat Features/IRCX White Paper
Read an overview of Internet Relay Chat Extension (IRCX), and the expanded capabilities it brings to users, administrators, channels, and the server.

Forward E-mail to Other Domains
Forward incoming Exchange messages to addresses on other e-mail systems and allocate disk space on Exchange 2000 Server transaction logs. Source: .NET Magazine (June 2002)

Integrating Microsoft Site Server Search with Microsoft Exchange
Discover how Site Server 3.0 can make Exchange Server easier to use in this white paper on the Microsoft Site Server site.

Microsoft Exchange 2000 Internals: Permissions Guide
This white paper describes the minimum permissions required for installation and management of Exchange 2000 Server.
Microsoft Exchange 2000 Front-End Server and SMTP Gateway Hardware Scalability Guide White Paper
Check out this hardware guide for Exchange 2000 Server front-end servers and SMTP gateways. The recommendations can help you build a highly scalable and reliable messaging system, customized to the needs of your organization.

Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Back-End Mailbox Scalability
See how servers processing POP3, IMAP4, and Outlook Web Access requests perform on Exchange 2000 Server as varying amounts of load are run against four-processor and eight-processor servers.

Microsoft Exchange Developer's Kit White Paper
Learn about the new tools included in the refresh of the Exchange Developer's Kit.

Reporting for Exchange 2000
Activity-based reporting and analysis allows administrators and IT managers to understand better how their Exchange system is being used by their organization. Through collection and analysis of historical activity data, administrators can identify message traffic and storage trends, optimize system design, document service levels and implement charge back or cost analysis programs. Exchange 2000 provides significant improvements in the scope of data available to the administrator, as well as the options for data collection

Streamline Large-Scale Updates
Manipulate thousands of Exchange 2000 mailbox items globally, and learn how to identify the fields you want to change.
Source: .NET Magazine (June 2002)

Using a Public Folder as a Mailbox
In this article we will look at how to use a Public Folder in Exchange 2000 to collect mail that can then be accessed by multiple users, this could be used for a Sales Department or Customer Service mailbox for example. Source:

Using Public Folders to Hold Company Contacts
This article describes how you can setup a Public Folder in Exchange 2000 to hold company contacts, it also explains how to set the permissions on the folder and how to allow users to access the folder like an address book. Source:


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