Configuring Exchange Server 2003 for Maximum Performance and Reliability

After decisions have been made about Active Directory design, Exchange Server placement, and client access, optimization of the Exchange Server itself helps ensure efficiency, reliability, and security for the messaging platform.

Designing an Optimal Operating System Configuration for Exchange

As previously mentioned, Exchange Server 2003 operates best when run on Windows Server 2003. The enhancements to the operating system, especially in regard to security, make Windows Server 2003 the optimal choice for Exchange. Unless clustering or network load balancing is required, which is rare for smaller organizations, the Standard version of Windows Server 2003 can be installed ...

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