Microsoft Exchange Server in a Nutshell covers the implementation and configuration of Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5. When you need to set up a single Exchange server for your company, or want to implement an enterprise-wide, multisite rollout with connectivity to foreign mail systems, this will be the book to guide you through the configuration and daily administration tasks you need to perform.The first two chapters describe the context for understanding the Exchange server technology. Topics include:
The evolutionary history of Microsoft mail clients and servers
A walkthrough of an Exchange implementation, outlining all the steps and issues
A detailed look at the technical architecture, including an in-depth description of all the internal communication paths
The heart of the book is contained in the next three chapters. All of the Exchange directory objects are thoroughly documented in Chapter 3's alphabetical reference. Chapter 4 is the reference for the graphical interface tools, most notably Exchange Administrator. And Chapter 5 offers complete reference material for the command-line tools.Appendixes include coverage for X.400 concepts, Exchange service executables and dependencies, Exchange folder structure, Exchange perfmon objects, and key Internet port numbers.Microsoft Exchange Server in a Nutshell is a handy and indispensable companion for every busy Exchange Administrator.
Our look is the result of reader comments, our own experimentation, and feedback from distribution channels. Distinctive covers complement our distinctive approach to technical topics, breathing personality and life into potentially dry subjects. The animal on the cover of Microsoft Exchange Server in a Nutshell is a southern lesser bush baby (Galago moholi), so named for its baby-like cries. These chipmunk-sized, brownish-grey South African primates are characterized by foldable ears, elongation of the tarsus (or upper part of the feet), and pads of thick skin on fingers and toes; these pads help them climb trees, where they sleep in nests and hollows during the day. At night, adults forage for insects and acacia gum, then return to the small family groups; the males are very territorial and urinate to scent their territory.Bush babies usually travel by climbing and swinging through the trees. On the ground, they sit upright and move by jumping around on their hind legs. Their habitat includes woodland, savannah, and scrub desert. They mate every 4-8 months, and after a gestation period of 120 days, females give birth to about two offspring, which mature around 10 months of age and live up to 16 years.Like many species, the southern lesser bush babies' existence is thought to be threatened as a result of habitat loss. Jane Ellin was the production editor and proofreader for Microsoft Exchange Server in a Nutshell , Sheryl Avruch was the production manager, Sarah Jane Shangraw and Mary Anne Weeks Mayo provided quality control, and Betty Hugh, Maureen Dempsey, and Trisha Manoni provided production support. Mike Sierra provided FrameMaker technical support. Seth Maislin wrote the index.Edie Freedman designed the cover of this book, using an original illustration by Lorrie LeJeune. The cover layout was produced with QuarkXPress 3.32 using the ITC Garamond font. Whenever possible, our books use RepKover(TM), a durable and flexible lay-flat binding. If the page count exceeds RepKover's limit, perfect binding is used.The inside layout was designed by Nancy Priest and implemented in FrameMaker 5.5.6 by Mike Sierra. The text and heading fonts are ITC Garamond Light and Garamond Book. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano and Rhon Porter using Macromedia FreeHand 8 and Adobe Photoshop 5. This colophon was written by Nancy Kotary.
Comments about O'Reilly Media Microsoft Exchange Server in a Nutshell:
As a fan of O'Reilly's "Windows NT in a Nutshell," I've been waiting for this book. Like the other Nutshell manuals, it encapsulates lots of hard-to-find information in one place. If you're ooking for a step-by-step guide to implementing Exchange Server, however, you might want a different book (I strongly recommend Tony Redmond's text); this book is best suited for administrators who need a quick reference. However, anyone who wants to learn more about how Exchange Server operates will benefit from reading this book.