Overview of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
My goal for this section is to give you advice on how to: Configure, Migrate and Troubleshoot Exchange 2003. This page is my sitemap for 4 sub-sections:
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Exchange 2003 Changes
Most of the big changes in directory services came between Windows Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2000. Nevertheless, there are lots, and I emphasise lots, of neat improvements in Exchange 2003 that were missing in Exchange 2000. For example, RPC over HTTP, ExDeploy, ExMerge and Query Based Distribution Groups.
Exchange 2003 is a 0.5 upgrade over Exchange 2000 (Exchange Version 6.0 –> version 6.5). My guess is that those who have not yet migrated from Exchange 5.5, will now go straight to Exchange 2007 (rather than Exchange 2000 or even 2003).
My mission, is two fold, getting you started with Windows Exchange 2003 server and to supply you with tips to troubleshoot your configuration problems. Here are are a selection of features new in Exchange 2003
- RPC over HTTP Proxy Service
- Query Based Distribution Groups
- 8 Node Active / Passive Clustering
- OMA (Outlook MOBILE Access)
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