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Learning Exchange Server 2003

Learning Exchange Server 2003

William Boswell

Oct 2004, Paperback, 840 pages
ISBN13: 9780321228741
ISBN10: 032122874X
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Surprisingly, the majority of organizations running Exchange are still usingExchange 5.5 that was released in 1997. In 2003, Microsoft suspended theirsupport of 5.5. Companies are now starting to upgrade and they will upgradeto 2003.Most sys admins who call themselves "Exchange" admins have never reallyworked with Exchange servers before. And for them, most of the books onthe market assume they have a basic understanding of Exchange and thereforejump right into a feature-based approach for Exchange 2003. Bill Boswellrecognized this and created a book to teach sys admins the fundamentals ofExchange 2003: How does it work? How do I get the most out of it? How do Ifix it if it breaks? He introduces the material at the right level, getting thereader to do something useful quickly, without patronizing the reader with a lotof fluff. The chapters get readers up and running in a test environment, thenexpose readers to layers of detail as they progress through a topic andultimately get them ready for a real-world deployment or a managementchallenge. Bill makes a point to cover Outlook, Eudora and other e-mailclients. And he is not afraid to suggest third party products when he believesthey will work more efficiently.

Learning Exchange Server 2003

Bill Boswell

· Exchange Server 2003 for working administrators

· Maximizing performance, reliability, and business value

· Integrating Exchange into your overall IT infrastructure

· Contains detailed process analyses and dozens of how-to diagrams

· Migrating from legacy versions of Exchange

· Reviewed by Exchange MVPs and approved for technical accuracy by Microsoft

Windows Server System Series

Real-world Exchange 2003 deployment and management for working administrators

This is your start-to-finish guide to getting Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 into production, then maximizing its reliability, performance, and business value. Bill Boswell writes for working administrators whose responsibilities now include Exchange Server 2003. He addresses every facet of Exchange from architecture to address lists, answering three key questions: How does it work? How do I get the most out of it? How do I fix it if it breaks?

Unlike some books, this one recognizes that you’re deploying Exchange in the context of a complex IT infrastructure. Boswell thoroughly discusses Exchange’s key dependencies and connections, and offers detailed process analyses¿complete with diagrams and step-by-step integration guidance. You’ll learn exactly what you need to know to make Exchange work seamlessly with Outlook--and with other email clients. Boswell even introduces third-party administration tools that work when Microsoft’s don’t.

Best of all, you can rely on this book. It was written by one of the world’s leading Exchange and Windows Server consultants, then reviewed by Microsoft Exchange MVPs, and approved by Microsoft itself for technical accuracy.

· Getting up-to-speed on an Exchange system you’ve inherited

· Migrating from legacy versions of Exchange

· Ensuring service continuity in any environment--from small business to Fortune®-class enterprise

· Designing Exchange Server 2003 for maximum performance

· Deploying distributed Exchange architectures

· Implementing security best practices to prevent system compromise

· Managing storage, mailboxes, message routing, public folders, distribution lists, and more

· Troubleshooting Exchange: isolating and correcting a wide range of Exchange problems

· Includes step-by-step procedures and lab exercises for testing and production deployment

Ch. 1 Installing an Exchange 2003 server 1 Ch. 2 Understanding and using messaging protocols 67 Ch. 3 Exchange 2003 service architecture 131 Ch. 4 Managing Exchange 2003 servers 149 Ch. 5 Managing recipients and distribution lists 203 Ch. 6 Publishing address lists 285 Ch. 7 Managing storage and mailboxes 305 Ch. 8 Message routing 361 Ch. 9 Outlook Web access 409 Ch. 10 Managing public folders 459 Ch. 11 Deploying a distributed architecture 501 Ch. 12 Migrating from Legacy Exchange 539 Ch. 13 Service continuity 619 App. A Building a stable Exchange 2003 deployment infrastructure 705 App. B Legacy Exchange operation 755 App. C Detailed deployment log contents 769

Finally, a non-patronizing, step-by-step tutorial for system administrators who need to learn how to operate Exchange Server 2003.

° Twice the number of diagrams and screen shots as other books. Loads of process descriptions and operational summaries.

° Author is well-known and a sought-after Exchange Guru.

° Assumes readers are not familiar with previous versions of Exchange, a unique approach for an Exchange book.

° In the Microsoft Windows Server System Series, with full support from Microsoft.

About the Author

BILL BOSWELL, MCSE, is an independent consultant and trainer and the author of two previous books, InsideWindows Server 2003 and Inside Windows 2000. His firm, Bill Boswell Consulting, Inc., is based in Phoenix, AZ. Boswell is a Contributing Editor for MCP Magazine and a sought-after speaker at TechMentor and other conferences.