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Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Distilled by Scott Schnoll

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Tuning Exchange 2003

For the most part, Exchange 2003 is self-tuning. In Exchange 5.5 and earlier versions, Exchange shipped with a wizard-based tool called the Performance Optimizer. An administrator would launch this tool and answer a series of questions about the server's role, the number and type of users on the server, and what disks were available for use by Exchange. Behind the scenes, the Performance Optimizer would examine available resources and, based on all of this gathered information, it would make some adjustments to the Exchange configuration to tune Exchange properly for each server.

The Performance Optimizer could be used to move databases and transaction log files to different (presumably faster) disks, and it could also be ...

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