Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory

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  • Microsoft Exchange System Attendant (SA)

    Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service is software that proxies Active Directory requests and regulates internal Exchange Server functions. 

  • free/busy data

    Free/busy data is information about the availability of individuals within an organization at specified times. The user status data indicates whether the time period specified is free, busy or tentative, or if the user has set their out of office sta... 

  • User Principal Name (UPN)

    In the Windows operating system's Active Directory, a User Principal Name (UPN) is the name of a system user in an e-mail address format. 

  • SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)

    SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is a TCP/IP protocol used in sending and receiving e-mail. 

About Microsoft Exchange Server and Active Directory

Active Directory is an essential architectural consideration in any Microsoft Exchange Server deployment. In Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003, many user management tasks have to be configured in Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC). In Exchange 2007, the relationship between and Exchange Server is even tighter. Learn how Exchange Server and Active Directory work together in these tips and tutorials, and find the tools and resources you need to handle basic to advanced administration tasks.