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Managing Microsoft Exchange server
Robichaux, Paul E.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, [1999]

Physical Description:
xiv, 701 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"Hands-on advice for planning, optimization & growth"--Cover.

Includes index.
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QA76.9.C55 R63 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Microsoft Exchange is a big, complicated application; it requires more disk storage than Windows NT Server and has several hundred configuration property pages and dialogs. But it is also a very powerful and flexible messaging system. However, knowing that it can be made to do something and understanding how to do it are often worlds apart. Managing Microsoft Exchange Server bridges this gap.This book is a no-nonsense, practical guide to planning, installing, managing, maintaining, and troubleshooting Exchange networks. Targeted at medium-sized installations and up, Managing Microsoft Exchange Server addresses the difficult problems these users face: Internet integration, storage management, cost of ownership, system security, and performance management. It goes beyond the basics to provide real hands-on advice about what you need to know after you have your first site up-and-running and are facing issues of growth, optimization, or recovery planning. Managing Microsoft Exchange Server comprehensively explains how Exchange works, what it can do, and how you can make it work for you.

Author Notes

Paul Robichaux is an experienced software deveoper and author. He's worked on UNIX, Macintosh, and Win32 development projects over the past six years, including a stint on Intergraph's OLE team. He is the author of the Windows NT Server 4 Administrator's Guide.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
1. Introducing Exchange Serverp. 1
Exchange Capabilitiesp. 1
A Little Exchange Historyp. 3
Exchange Server Conceptsp. 6
2. Exchange Architecturep. 16
Exchange Message Addressingp. 16
Exchange Message Routingp. 18
Exchange Securityp. 25
The Exchange Databasesp. 31
3. Exchange Planningp. 46
Before You Start Planningp. 46
Designing Your Exchange Organizationp. 53
Migration and Coexistencep. 77
4. Installing Exchangep. 83
Before You Start Installingp. 83
Installing Exchangep. 96
5. Using Exchange Administratorp. 114
Exchange Administrator Basicsp. 114
Getting Around in Exchange Administratorp. 123
Creating and Deleting Objectsp. 134
Exporting and Importing Directory Datap. 140
Nifty Exchange Administrator Tricksp. 148
Taming the Import and Export Featuresp. 165
6. Mailboxes, Recipients, and Distribution Listsp. 171
Creating and Managing Mailboxesp. 171
Creating and Managing Custom Recipientsp. 192
Creating and Managing Distribution Listsp. 195
7. Managing Connectors and the MTAp. 199
MTA and Connector Conceptsp. 199
Managing the MTAp. 203
Managing Connectorsp. 214
Configuring Site Addressingp. 245
Message Journalingp. 247
8. Managing the Internet Mail Servicep. 251
Understanding the IMSp. 251
Installing the IMSp. 262
Managing the IMSp. 267
Connecting Without a WANp. 287
Rejecting Spamp. 294
Performance and Registry Tuningp. 295
9. Managing the Directoryp. 298
Directory Management Basicsp. 298
Managing the Directory Servicep. 312
Providing Directory Access with LDAPp. 319
Using Address Book Viewsp. 322
Nifty Directory Tricksp. 326
10. Managing Public Foldersp. 331
Public Folder Basicsp. 331
Managing Public Foldersp. 337
Controlling Public Folder Replicationp. 350
11. Managing the Information Storep. 359
IS Basicsp. 360
Configuring the ISp. 364
Viewing IS Resource Usagep. 367
12. Managing the Internet News Servicep. 369
Understanding the INSp. 370
Getting a Newsfeedp. 374
Installing the INSp. 379
Managing the INSp. 383
13. Managing Exchange Clientsp. 395
Exchange Client Basicsp. 395
Managing Outlookp. 398
Managing Outlook Web Accessp. 421
14. Managing Exchange Serversp. 425
Server Management Basicsp. 425
Storage and Growth Managementp. 432
Increasing Availabilityp. 437
Managing Your Serverp. 442
Routine Maintenance Tasksp. 445
Changing Your Server Configurationp. 450
Monitoring Your Serversp. 465
15. Troubleshooting Exchange Serverp. 471
The Art of Troubleshootingp. 471
When Your Server Stopsp. 479
Troubleshooting Server Problemsp. 484
Troubleshooting MTA and Connector Problemsp. 489
Troubleshooting Internet Protocolsp. 499
Troubleshooting Client Problemsp. 505
16. Exchange Securityp. 510
Understanding Exchange Securityp. 510
Security Policy and the Wonderful World of Jurisprudencep. 515
Using Advanced Securityp. 519
Protecting Against Virusesp. 538
Useful Security Tasksp. 542
17. Recovery and Repairp. 551
Understanding Server Recoveryp. 551
Backing Up Exchangep. 556
Maintenance and Repair Toolsp. 563
Recovering Your Datap. 571
Directory Recoveryp. 581
Preventative Medicinep. 581
18. Managing Exchange Performancep. 584
What Influences Exchange Performance?p. 585
Measuring Exchange Performancep. 599
Performance Simulationp. 606
Performance Tuningp. 608
A. BORK Toolsp. 625
B. Useful Performance Monitor Countersp. 641
Indexp. 659