Active Directory Design Concepts for Exchange Server 2003

After all objectives, dependencies, and requirements have been mapped out, the process of designing the Exchange Server 2003 environment can begin. There are several key areas where decisions should be made:

  • Active Directory design

  • Exchange Server placement

  • Global Catalog placement

  • Client access methods

Understanding the Active Directory Forest

Because Exchange Server 2003 relies on the Windows Server 2003 Active Directory for its directory, it is subsequently important to include Active Directory in the design plans. In many situations, an Active Directory implementation, whether based on Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003, already exists in the organization. In these cases, it is necessary ...

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