Installing Exchange Server 2003

Installing Exchange Server 2003

Preparing for Exchange Server 2003 Installation Before you can install Exchange Server 2003 you have to perform the activities discussed in this section of the Article. The following Windows services must be installed and enabled: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) service World Wide Web service Microsoft ASP.NETMicrosoft .NET Framework You can use the Services applet to verify that these services are installed and running. Yo

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Configuring and Managing SMTP Transport

Configuring and Managing SMTP Transport

Understanding SMTP Connections and Commands The process that occurs to establish a connection between a SMTP client and SMTP server is illustrated below: The SMTP client initiates a TCP connection to SMTP server. The SMTP server replies with a ready response – 220 response. The SMTP client sends a helo command to indicate that a SMTP session is to be started. The server returns a response 250. This signifies that the request has been completed. The SMTP client uses the mail from:

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Understanding Outlook Web Access Client

Understanding Outlook Web Access Client

New features in Outlook Web Access (OWA) 2003 Outlook Web Access (OWA) is used to send and receive e-mail through the Web. Outlook Web Access 2003 includes different levels of feature availability or user modes. Some OWA 2003 features are only available in premium mode. The different OWA 2003 user modes are: Premium mode - Premium Client Version: All OWA 2003 features and enhancements are accessible when using premium mode. The downside to using premium mode is that it uses more bandwid

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Configuring Exchange Server 2003 Administrative Permissions

Configuring Exchange Server 2003 Administrative Permissions

Understanding Exchange Server 2003 Administrative Groups With Exchange Server 2003, an administrative group is a collection of Exchange Server 2003 objects. Here, Exchange Server 2003 objects are grouped for the intent of delegating permissions and managing permissions. An administrative group can be created to support different administrative models: Centralized. Decentralized. Mixed administrative model. The Exchange Server 2003 objects that can exist in an administrative group

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Exchange Server 2003 Maintenance and Management Activities

Exchange Server 2003 Maintenance and Management Activities

Managing the Different Server Roles The different roles that can be configured for Exchange Server 2003 are listed here: Mailbox Store server (back-end server): The mailbox store server is mainly responsible for the following functions: Storing of messages of mail-enabled users. Storing attachments. Storing files and folders. Managing the mailbox store server includes configurations and tasks performed through Exchange System Manager and standard server maintenance tasks.

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Managing Exchange Server 2003 Mailboxes

Managing Exchange Server 2003 Mailboxes

Management Tools for Administering Exchange Server 2003 The Active Directory Users and Computers Management Console The Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in is extended to support the management of mailbox configurations and settings. The Active Directory Users and Computers management console is the central tool used for creating and managing user account and computer account objects and configuration settings in Windows domains. Users can apply different permissions to different

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Managing Exchange Server Connectivity Across Firewalls

Managing Exchange Server Connectivity Across Firewalls

Using Firewalls To Prevent Unauthorized Access The method, by which you can physically secure the network, is through the usage of firewalls. While firewalls provide some level of physical security, you should bear in mind that firewalls are just barriers which make it difficult for intruders to attack the network. Firewalls are categorized as follows: Network firewalls: These firewalls monitor traffic entering and exiting the network, in an attempt to protect the perimeter network. So

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Configuring and Maintaining Exchange Server 2003 Virtual Servers

Configuring and Maintaining Exchange Server 2003 Virtual Servers

Configuring Exchange Virtual Server Settings Exchange System Manager can be used to create new Exchange Server 2003 virtual servers. A Protocols container exists below each server object. Expand the nodes in the console tree of Exchange System Manager to view this. Each Internet protocol is signified by a different container. Any related virtual protocol servers are bundled together. To add a new virtual server, right click on the particular protocol container, select New, and then select the a

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How to Delete an Exchange Server Mail Box

How to Delete an Exchange Server Mail Box

Deleting a Microsoft Exchange Server mail box is a relatively simple five step process. However, it is important to note that the mailbox will remain connected for thirty days after deletion. This is called the "mailbox retention period," during which users can reconnect their mailbox if needed. Deleting a mailbox will not permanently remove it from the server's database. It will only mark it for future deletion. Once the mailbox retention period expires, the mailbox will be permanently delet

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Installing Exchange Server 2003 Clusters

Installing Exchange Server 2003 Clusters

Microsoft Cluster Service Overview Microsoft Clustering Server (MSCS), initially launched in the Windows NT Server Enterprise Edition, enabled organizations to increase server availability for mission critical resources by grouping multiple physical servers into a cluster. Servers in the cluster are referred to as nodes, while services and applications are referred to as resources. A cluster can be defined as the grouping of two or multiple physical servers that are portrayed as, and operate

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