Designing Exchange Infrastructure

After Active Directory and the physical OS has been chosen and deployed, the Exchange infrastructure can be set up and optimized for the specific needs of the organization. With these needs in mind, there are several things that can be done to optimize an Exchange Server 2003 setup, as detailed in the following sections.

Exchange Version and Org Name

When installing Exchange, the choice of Exchange version needs to be made. As with Windows Server 2003, there are two versions of Exchange, Standard and Enterprise. The Standard version enables all Exchange Server 2003 functionality except the following:

  • Multiple databases

  • Databases larger than 16GB

  • Clustering support

  • X.400 Connectors

In smaller organizations, nearly ...

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