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Researching Products and Applications
Armed with a detailed list of the applications that will be
An inventory of the Exchange-
Creating an Inventory of the Messaging Applications
It is usually
Table 17.2. Server Inventory List
The key items that should be recorded are the names of the server, the versions of the operating system and messaging server software installed, the role of the device, and the
Care should be taken to identify all applications running on each messaging server, including tape software, antivirus software, and network monitoring and management utilities, which are in addition to the more obvious database, email messaging, document routing, or other business applications.
If Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) or a similar management product capable of generating an inventory list of installed applications (along with hardware capabilities) is in use, it saves time by automatically detecting the software applications installed.
Prioritizing the Applications on the List
When the list is completed, it's a good idea to assign priorities to the applications. Departmental managers should be consulted for their
Prioritization can occur based on the criticality of the application. Three basic levels, which are self-explanatory are critical, near-critical, and nice to have. After this first level of categorization has taken place, a rough order of installation can be assigned. This order may change based on the results of the application testing.
This additional set of information is helpful during the testing process because applications that are listed as nice-to-haves and are at the bottom of the list can be passed over if time and budget constraints are too tight, or if the application or utility proves
Paging connectivity software was essential for many organizations, but in many cases has been
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