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This text provides thorough coverage of implementation, migration and management issues for Exchange 2000 and 2003, all backed up by best practices developed by HP, Microsoft’s only world-wide Prime Integrator for Exchange.

The new edition features key updates based on practical experience of working with Exchange 2000 since its release in 2000, including all of the service packs issued since, plus a detailed description of the new functionality included in Exchange 2003 and Outlook 2003.

About the Author

Tony Redmond is Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Hewlett-Packard Consulting and Integration, and the author of many outstanding books on Microsoft Exchange Server.

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

Tony Redmond

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Copyright © 2004, Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. All rights reserved.

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Redmond, Tony, 1959–
   Microsoft Exchange server 2003 / Tony Redmond.
      p. cm.
   ISBN 1-55558-278-8
      1. Microsoft Exchange server. 2. Client/server computing. I. Title.

QA76.9.C55R415 2003
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To Deirdre, who continues to cope with me despite my email addiction.

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Tony knows Exchange!

I recall early on the job of running the Exchange server business unit being introduced to someone described to me as an "Exchange legend." That person turned out to be someone who has been around the messaging business for a very long time. At Digital Equipment Corp, at Compaq, and now at HP. That person turned out to be someone who knows an awful lot about Exchange too. That person turned out to be Tony Redmond.

Tony's relationship with the Exchange product extends back to the inception days of Version 4.0 up to today. His feedback and input into the product group have been instrumental in helping us build what today is the premier messaging and collaboration platform.

In this book, Tony takes you on an in-depth tour of Exchange Server 2003. This is a product that we have worked on for the last three years.

To us, it was called "Titanium." Our goal was to build the best messaging server the world had ever seen.

We wanted users to have access to their mailboxes from anywhere. We wanted users working offline to enjoy the power they had online (shared investment with Outlook 2003 in cache mode). We wanted users to access their mailboxes from their mobile phones (Outlook Mobile Access and Exchange ActiveSync). We wanted users to access their mailboxes from home or a hotel room without the need for a smart card (RPC over HTTP). We wanted users to access their mailboxes from kiosks and casual machines (Outlook Web Access). We even invested in allowing users to access their mailboxes from non-Internet Explorer or older version clients (BASIC experience OWA).

We wanted administrators to have the power to consolidate sites (cache exchange mode and MAPI bandwidth improvements). We wanted administrators to easily migrate from Exchange 5.5 (migration tools). We improved our clustering support (eight-node clusters). We supported query-based distribution lists. We supported volume shadow services and recovery groups for optimal disaster planning and recovery scenarios.

We improved our antivirus support and added antispam features into the product. We invested in trustworthy computing. We invested in secure messaging and S/MIME.

But first and foremost, we invested in quality.

We built a product that we are truly proud of, and Tony is the right person to walk you through it in this book.

I hope that you enjoy this book and Exchange Server 2003 as much as I have.

Mohsen Al-Ghosein
Vice President, Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft Corp.
June 2003

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