Clustering and Load Balancing with Exchange 2003 Server

Supported only with the Microsoft Windows 2003 Enterprise Server and DataCenter Editions, Windows 2003 fault-tolerant options such as clustering and load balancing provide Exchange mailbox clients with high availability and performance when accessing Exchange 2003 messaging systems.

This section provides information to assist administrators in understanding the functionality of Exchange 2003 in Windows 2003 clusters and NLB, environment features available with each, and best practices for determining which solution best fits your Exchange 2003 server needs.

Clustering Terminology

Before deciding which fault-tolerant option is best, here are a few terms used to describe the way clustered ...

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