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SearchExchange.com is excerpting a chapter of Scott Schnoll's new book, "Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Distilled."

SearchExchange.com is excerpting a chapter of Scott Schnoll's new book, "Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Distilled."...

This Chapter contains a series of Tips that Scott has divided into several categories: Tuning Exchange 2003, Deprecated Exchange 2000 Tuning Parameters, Exchange 2003 Tuning Parameters, Exchange 2003 Tools. There is also a section on Resources and Links. Please keep in mind that information from this chapter, including any URLs or other Internet Web site references provided, may change without notice. Scott has tried to include only those references that he believes will not change anytime in the near future.



Table of contents


   Deprecated Exchange 2000 Tuning Parameters
   Exchange 2003 Tuning Parameters
   Exchange 2003 Tools
   Resources and Links


Deprecated Exchange 2000 Tuning Parameters
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Although Exchange 2000 did not include the Performance Optimizer, there were still a variety of registry settings and other changes you could make to tune Exchange or change its behavior. Any changes you made to tune or alter the behavior of Exchange 2000 need to be reviewed before implementing Exchange 2003. Indeed, most of them are no longer needed in Exchange 2003, but more importantly some of them can cause problems when used on an Exchange 2003 system. Therefore, before upgrading any Exchange 2000 servers to Exchange 2003, you should review the following information.


Exchange 2003 Tuning Parameters
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Exchange 2003 Tools
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When managing Exchange environments, having a large and versatile set of tools is a must. When you consider that Exchange 2003 is a combination of very different technologies—some related to storage and others to transport—and that it is tightly integrated with Windows, IIS, and Active Directory and wholly reliant on healthy and correct name resolution services, it is easy to see why Exchange administrators need to be prepared for anything and everything.


Resources and Links
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In this section I want to share with you some great fishing holes on the Internet. Certainly microsoft.com is packed with a wealth of information, some of which I will detail in the following subsections. But there is also a large and thriving worldwide Exchange community made up of mailing lists, Web site forums, newsfeeds and blogs that contain and express a tremendous amount of experience and expertise on Exchange, including Exchange 2003.

You can download a .pdf version of a Chapter in Scott Schnoll's new book. To download "Exchange 2003 Tips and Tricks," click here.

For more information on Addison-Wesley and "Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Distilled," click here.


About the author: Scott Schnoll, an Expert on SearchExchange.com, is an MCT, MCSA and a long-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).

In addition to writing "Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Distilled," he is a co-author of the upcoming "Exchange 2003 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press" and lead author for "Exchange 2000 Server: The Complete Reference."

Scott has written numerous articles for Exchange & Outlook Magazine, and is a regular speaker at Microsoft conferences, including MEC and TechEd, as well as industry conferences such as Comdex and MCP TechMentor, where he covers topics such as Exchange, clustering, Internet Information Services and security.


This was last published in April 2004

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