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Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Administrator's Companion by Joshua Maher, Scott Lowe, Walter Glenn

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Assessing Current Resources

After you determine the needs of your users, the next step in planning your organization is to assess your current resources. To make this assessment, put together three diagrams: one of your company’s geographic profiles, another of your network topology, and a third of your Active Directory networking model.

Defining Your Geographic Profile

The easiest place to start your assessment is with a geographic profile of your company. Get out a pen and paper and start drawing maps. If your network is global, start with all the countries in which your company has offices. Work your way through states, cities, buildings, and even in-building locations.

Defining Your Software Environment

After you have a firm idea of how your company ...

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