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Top 10 Exchange Server administration tips of 2006

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Based on your clicks, here are the top 10 most popular Exchange Server administration tips from 2006. From enhancing Exchange Server memory and performance to tackling Exchange Server compatibility and authentication issues, these topics piqued your interest in 2006.

#1    hMailServer: Free open-source SMTP/POP3 email for Windows contributor Serdar Yegulalp discusses a free open-source SMTP/POP3 email server for Windows Small Business Server 2003 shops that don't necessarily need a full Exchange Server installation.
#2    Optimize Exchange Server 2003 database maintenance
Exchange Server 2003 automatically performs regular database maintenance by default, but you may need to manually adjust a few settings to achieve optimal results.
#3    Global catalog server best practices for Exchange Server
Learn how global catalog servers work with Exchange Server and best practices for deploying them in your network infrastructure.
#4    Add disclaimers and signatures to outgoing Exchange email
A common gripe about Exchange Server is that it doesn't provide an easy way to add disclaimers or footers to outgoing email. The best way to handle this is through a third-party tool like Exclaimer.
#5    How to create custom mailbox quota messages for Exchange 2003
Learn how you can use a free .NET program called the Quota Message Service to customize Exchange Server 2003 mailbox quota messages for users who are near or over their message storage thresholds.
#6    /3GB switch 'gotchas' for Exchange Server
The /3GB switch can alleviate Exchange Server memory and performance issues in many instances, but there are times when it's a bad idea to use it.
#7    Desktop search engines may hurt Exchange Server performance
Desktop search engines like Google Desktop and MSN's Search Toolbar can cause Exchange Server performance problems due to some peculiarities in their design.
#8    Updating Exchange Server Global Address Lists
Learn about the two basic methods for updating Global Address Lists in Exchange Server and Active Directory, and discover native and third-party tools you can use to tackle both approaches.
#9    Exchange 2003 SP2 and Internet Explorer 7 compatibility problems
Computers running Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 may experience problems if they're upgraded to Internet Explorer 7. Learn about the Exchange System Manager errors this compatibility issue may cause and how to resolve them.
#10    Forms-based authentication errors with OMA and ActiveSync
You may experience several Event ID errors when using forms-based authentication with Exchange Server 2003 ActiveSync and Outlook Mobile Access. In this tip, contributor Serdar Yegulalp explains what they are and how to work around them.

This was first published in January 2007

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