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 hurts your entire Exchange Server ecosystem. In this best practices guide, Exchange MVP Bharat Suneja presents the 10 most common Exchange Server issues and explains how to prevent them in your own Exchange Server environment.

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

In this best practices guide, Exchange MVP Bharat Suneja presents 10 of the most common issues that negatively impact Exchange Server performance and availability, and explains how to prevent them in your own Exchange Server organization.

If you have any comments or questions about the information presented herein, please send an email to editor@searchexchange.com.


BEST PRACTICES GUIDE: THE 10 MOST COMMON EXCHANGE SERVER ISSUES

 Home: Introduction
 Issue #1: Exchange Server storage sizing and location
 Issue #2: SMTP virtual server and connector configuration
 Issue #3: Exchange recipient policies and Recipient Update Service
 Issue #4: Exchange Server messaging hygiene
 Issue #5: Exchange Server and DNS
 Issue #6: Front-end/back-end Exchange Server topology issues
 Issue #7: Exchange Server information stores and mailbox sizes
 Issue #8: Moving or removing Exchange servers
 Issue #9: Exchange Server backups and disaster recovery
 Issue #10: Exchange Server monitoring -- or lack thereof

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   
Bharat Suneja, Microsoft Exchange MVP
Bharat Suneja is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Exchange MVP, and Principal Exchange Architect for Zenprise, Inc., maker of real-time troubleshooting and diagnostics software for Exchange. Bharat Suneja has over 10 years of experience in IT, architecting and managing Exchange Server and Active Directory environments, ranging from small and mid-sized businesses and e-commerce companies to large ISPs and ASPs. An active writer and contributing editor for international IT publications such as PC Quest, Bharat was also a technical reviewer for Exchange Server 2003 24 Seven by Jim McBee. Visit Bharat Suneja's blog at www.exchangepedia.com/blog.
This was first published in February 2007

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