Designing Active Directory for Exchange Server 2003

Active Directory is a necessary and fundamental component of any Exchange Server 2003 implementation. That said, organizations of any size do not necessarily need to panic about setting up Active Directory in addition to Exchange, as long as a few straightforward design steps are followed. The following areas of Active Directory must be addressed to properly design and deploy Exchange Server 2003:

  • Forest and Domain Design

  • AD Site and Replication Topology Layout

  • Domain Controller and Global Catalog Placement

  • DNS Configuration

Forest and Domain Design

Because Exchange Server 2003 uses Active Directory for its underlying directory structure, it is necessary to link Exchange with an Active Directory ...

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