When Exchange Server needs to extract information from Active Directory it does so by using
These components are responsible for communicating with Active Directory and then providing Exchange Server with the information that it needs.
In this tutorial, Exchange MVP Brien Posey describes the role and purpose of these services in the Exchange Server and Active Directory infrastructure.
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TUTORIAL: HOW EXCHANGE PERFORMS ACTIVE DIRECTORY LDAP QUERIES
Part 1: How the DSAccess service works in Exchange and Active Directory
Part 2: How the DSProxy service works in Exchange and Active Directory
Part 3: How the SMTP categorizer works in Exchange and Active Directory
|ABOUT THE AUTHOR:|
Brien M. Posey, MCSE|
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Exchange Server, and has previously received Microsoft's MVP award for Windows Server and Internet Information Server (IIS). Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once responsible for the Department of Information Management at Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, Brien has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal Web site at www.brienposey.com.
This was first published in May 2007