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  • Solve server problems with the Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant tool

    Learn how to use the free Microsoft Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant tool to diagnose and fix server performance issues, mail flow and database problems. 

  • Exchange Server 2003 tips and tricks -- 7 tips in 7 minutes

    These tools, tips and tricks for Exchange Server 2003, Outlook Web Access, and Microsoft Outlook will improve the performance, security and usability of your email applications. 

  • The 10 most common Exchange Server issues and how to avoid them

    A healthy Exchange Server environment depends on the successful configuration and interaction of multiple variables. If even one aspect of your Exchange Server organization isn't set up or maintained properly, it can create a cascade effect that hurt... 

  • Troubleshooting Exchange Server Event IDs

    Exchange Server event logs are an important part of system diagnosis, but oftentimes it's unclear what an Exchange Server Event ID means or where to go for help. This collection of tools and technical advice will help you pinpoint the cause of Event ... 

  • Exchange Server non-delivery report (NDR) FAQs

    Get tips on enabling and disabling Exchange Server non-delivery reports (NDRs), and learn how to decipher and troubleshoot NDR messages in this collection of expert advice. 

  • An administrator's guide to Exchange public folders

    Despite speculation on their impending demise, Exchange public folders are still widely used and aren't going away any time soon -- Microsoft plans to support them through the next version of Exchange Server. For the foreseeable future, most organiza... 

  • Exchange Server and POP3 FAQs

    POP3 can be a convenience for end users, and sometimes it's a necessity for small businesses that rely on a hosted e-mail service. But Exchange administrators are the ones who have to deal with the inevitable hassles it introduces to an Exchange Serv... 

  • Exchange Server Backup and Recovery Learning Guide

    In today's business world, e-mail is a mission-critical application for almost every company. With increased business continuance standards and compliance regulations, downtime or lost e-mail is no longer an option. This SearchExchange.com learning g... 

  • Quiz: What the Dickens!

    Test your IT knowledge with this holiday quiz! As a gift, we've supplied hints based on Charles Dickens' classic tale, "A Christmas Carol." 

  • Chapter Download: Exchange disaster recovery

    This chapter from the book The definitive guide to Exchange disaster recovery and availability, by Paul Robichaux, , explores fundamental principles behind disaster recovery and explains technical solutions you can use improve recovery within ... 

  • TechEd 2006 Best Session picks

    The experts of various sites at TechTarget have picked their must-attend sessions at TechEd 2006 in Boston. You'll find a wide range of topics that will guide you while at TechEd. Session descriptions can be found at

  • The end of the road for Exchange Server 5.5

    It's curtains for one of Microsoft's most used enterprise products -- Exchange Server 5.5. But IT administrators have plenty of breathing room with Exchange 2000 Server. 

  • IT exec deletes e-mail outsourcing contract

    The head of IT for a California real estate company pulled the plug on an Exchange outsourcing contract when he realized it was adding to the user confusion it was intended to fix. 

  • How to spec your Exchange server hardware requirements

    Follow these steps to identify your organization's specific Exchange server hardware requirements prior to deploying new or replacement server hardware. 

  • Many Microsoft customers clinging to Exchange 5.5

    The elder statesman of Microsoft's messaging platform is still in use by a surprisingly large number of customers. Maybe not for long, though. 

  • Malware Learning Guide

    This guide introduces you to three types of malware: spam, spyware,and viruses. Each malware-specific section explains how to recognize the problem, protect Exchange and Windows from attack and handle the clean up if you've already been hit. These ar... 

  • Paid support for NT4 Server, Exchange 5.5 extended

    Microsoft says it decided to offer an additional year of custom support for the two platforms because many customers need more time for migration projects. 

  • FAQ: Exchange 2000

    Do you use Exchange 2000 and need some expert advice--fast? SearchExchange.com has a multitude of advice that may very well solve your problem. We have collected some of the most frequently asked questions on Exchange 2000 for you.

    Check them ou... 

  • Exchange incentives in the works, Microsoft says

    To get more of the remaining Exchange 5.5 customers to move up to the newest version of its messaging-server software, Microsoft plans to increase the migration incentives it offers, an executive says. 

  • News from Enterprise Messaging Decisions 2004

    Check here for a wrap-up of Enterprise Messaging Decisions 2004, including coverage of sessions featuring Windows expert and author Mark Minasi and Groove Networks founder Ray Ozzie. 

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  • Microsoft Exchange Global Address List (GAL)

    The Microsoft Exchange Global Address List is a list of all users and their respective email addresses within an Exchange Server organization that uses Microsoft Outlook for email. 

  • E2K (Exchange 2000)

    E2K stands for the Exchange 2000 messaging and collaboration server product from Microsoft. 

About Legacy Microsoft Exchange Servers

For those of you still using Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 and 2000 because of legacy applications that won't survive an upgrade, don't despair. Get the Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2000 support you need from these administration and troubleshooting tips.