Chapter 2. Installing Microsoft Exchange 2010

Approaching the installation

The services of Exchange

Versions, roll-up updates, and service packs

Security groups and accounts created by Exchange

Contemplating management

INSTALLING Exchange 2010 is not a particularly difficult operation, provided you do the necessary work to prepare. A test server can be installed and configured in well under an hour; production-class servers take longer because of the additional care that administrators must exert when they work in an environment where a mistake can impact the service delivered to users. Whatever the circumstances, the fundamental steps to install Exchange 2010 are very similar. We have to prepare Active Directory, install prerequisite software, and ...

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