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October 2009, Vol. 3

Three hardware don'ts when optimizing Exchange Server performance

There are many tips and best practices you can follow to improve Microsoft Exchange Server's performance. But here are three things you should never do at the hardware level if you want to optimize Exchange Server performance. 1. Don't use a single-core processor on an Exchange mailbox server. When it comes to Exchange system performance, using a single-core CPU on a mailbox server is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. The actual impact of doing so, however, varies depending on which version of Microsoft Exchange Server you're running and on how many mailboxes the server is hosting. More on Exchange Server performance and hardware: Optimizing Exchange Server disk performance Solve server problems with the Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant tool Improve Exchange 2003 Internet connectivity, mail flow and performance Exchange Server Standard Maintenance Checklist How to spec your Exchange server hardware requirements For several years, I ran Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition on a single core, 32-bit Pentium III with 1 ...

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    Protect your Exchange Server 2007 organization from mobile device security threats by defining and configuring enterprise-wide Exchange ActiveSync Polices.

  • Three hardware don'ts when optimizing Exchange Server performance

    If you want to optimize Microsoft Exchange Server performance, start at the server hardware level. What is the best hardware setup for Microsoft Exchange? How much memory do your Exchange servers require? Should you trust your hardware vendor? There are plenty of Exchange Server performance tips and best practices, but here are three things you should never do in order to keep your Exchange servers running in peak condition.

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