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.