Chapter 5. Assessing Needs

Proper planning is valuable in any project, but in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 deployment, planning is especially critical. Many Exchange Server components are difficult or impossible to change after installation. Poor planning can cause problems that range from inadequate performance to outright failure of components.

We’ve broken our discussion of planning into two chapters. This chapter helps you gather the information you will need to plan your implementation of Exchange Server 2003. It looks at the business requirements of the enterprise, examines how to assess the needs of future Exchange users, and describes how to evaluate the ...

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