Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

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:

Exchange Server 2003 Migration

Exchange Server 2003 Configuration

Exchange Server 2003 Disaster Recovery

Exchange Server 2003 Troubleshooting

2007 Migration

Migration Strategy

ADC Agreements

ADMT Wizard

Benefits of Migrating

Clustering Exchange


Decommissioning Exch 5.5


Install – Checklists

Junk Mail Filters

Move Mailbox

Native v  Mixed Mode

Outlook 2003 – New Stuff

Public Folder Migration

Where is the M: \drive?

Tips for Migration

Site Home

/3GB & USERVA = 3030

Badmail Folder

Custom Display Names

GAL – Global Address List

GAL – Custom Display

Global Catalog Server

Global Settings Messages

Global Settings Internet

IIS v 6.0 and Exchange

Mailbox Limits

Mail Recipient Types
Mailbox Roles 2007

MX Records

Outlook 2003 – Stuff
Outlook 2003 – Additional Mailboxes

OWA (Web Access)
OWA 2007

OMA (Mobile)

Recipient Policies

Recipient Update Service

Resource Monitoring

Query-based Distribution Groups

RPC over HTTP Proxy

Routing Groups

SMTP Routing

Security in Exchange 2003

Stores and Storage Groups

System Policies

Virtual Servers

User Property – 4 Exch Tabs

Tips for Configuring Exchange 2003

Deleted Item Recovery

Mailbox Recovery Center

Recovery Storage Group

Alternative Forest

Backup Planning

Backup Methods

Recovery Options

Restore Planning


Crash Cart

Circular Logging (Say No)

Disaster Horror Stories

Tips for Disaster Recovery

Eseutil Exchange 2007


ExBPA – Best Prac Analyze

Message Tracking Center

WinRoute Utility

Queue Troubleshooting

NDR – Latest 2007

NDR – Non-delivery reports

Exchange Logs

  SMTP Raw Commands

  SMTP Auth Login

  SMTP Logs

  Diagnostic Logs

  Event ID Descriptions

Performance Monitoring

  Memory Monitoring

  Disk Monitoring

  Processor Monitorin




SP1 for Exchange 2003

SP2 for Exchange 2003

Rapid Reboot Script

Tips for Troubleshooting

Exchange Monitor from SolarWindsGuy Recommends: The SolarWinds Exchange Monitor

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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

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