Secure Messaging with Microsoft Exchange Server 2000

Paul Robichaux

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Copyright 2003 by Paul Robichaux

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Robichaux, Paul E.
Secure Messaging with Microsoft Exchange 2000 / Paul Robichaux.
p. cm.
Includes index.
ISBN 0-7356-1876-3
1. Microsoft Exchange server. 2. Client/server computing. 3. Electronic mail
messages—Security measures. I. Title.

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I’ve written more than a dozen books, and I can easily say that I received the most help on this one. Ordinarily, books like this have one or two technical editors, assigned by the publisher. I was fortunate to have Tony Northrup as the TE for this book; he did a terrific job of catching my mistakes before they made it to your hands, and I claim responsibility for any remaining errors. However, messaging security is such an important subject that I wanted to get feedback from a broader community, so I solicited a group of almost 30 reviewers from Microsoft, industry, and academia.

First, the Microsoft folks: a terrific group of Microsoft product managers, developers, and support personnel volunteered their time to review the book as I was writing it—right smack in the middle of their preparations for the release of Windows .NET Server 2003 and Exchange Titanium! Their feedback was invaluable, and I very much appreciate their assistance. Thanks to David Cross, program manager for Windows Security; Eric Fitzgerald; Michael Howard, Senior Program Manager for the Secure Windows Initiative and author of the excellent Writing Secure Code; KC Lemson, Program Manager, Microsoft Exchange Server; Scott Landry, Will Martin, and Al Mulnick from Microsoft Consulting Services; Ryan J. Phillips; Lara Sosnosky; Amy Styers; and Jeff Williams, Security Operations Consultant for MCS.

It would be remiss of me not to thank the many other Microsoft employees—way too many to name here—who answered my questions and shared research with me on Microsoft’s internal discussion groups. Special thanks go to Joe Murray of Microsoft Consulting Services, who provided the sample form-based authentication code presented in Chapter 14, and Chris Aschauer, who shared a draft of the IPsec chapter of the Windows .NET Server 2003 deployment guide with me.

Computer-security expert and serial book reviewer Robert Slade provided invaluable assistance on security practices, policies, and principles, making sure that my terminology conforms to the standards used by information-security professionals. Noted Outlook expert Sue Mosher reviewed Chapter 13 for me; Exchange veterans Andy Webb, Missy Koslosky, Stephen Bell, Tom Meunier, Alberto Boczar, Daniel Chenault, Andy David, Bernd Kruczek, John Matteson, and Don Ely all provided feedback on various chapters; my special thanks go to them for their efforts in making sure that what I wrote was clear as well as accurate. Tom Shinder, author of ISA Server and Beyond, reviewed the ISA-related material in Chapter 11 and Chapter 14 and made a number of helpful suggestions.

I got some help in the writing department, too. Paxton Sanders contributed the chapter on security auditing; Steve Bryant of ProExchange weighed in with the excellent Chapter 12, covering Exchange and Windows public-key infrastructure support.

At Microsoft Press, a talented staff of editors turned my initial manuscript into the completed product you see here. They were a great group to work with, and their efforts improved my writing a great deal! Thanks to Valerie Woolley, my lead editor; Teresa Horton, an extremely able copy editor; and Julie Nahil, my project editor. Jeff Koch was the acquisitions editor who enthusiastically answered my initial proposal and helped me refine it to its present form. Thanks to you all.

Finally, it would be grossly unfair not to thank my wife Arlene and our sons for their love and support. During the production of this book, they were patient with my frequent absences, and working as a team we successfully picked up stakes and moved 500 miles smack in the middle of the book’s schedule. They handled it with aplomb, and my eternal love and thanks go to them.

About the Author

Paul Robichaux is a system administrator and messaging architect who has written about and taught Microsoft Exchange Server messaging. He has also helped validate Exchange Server enterprise deployments for security, storage management, and scalability, and has developed Exchange-related products for a number of major software vendors. He frequently speaks at Microsoft conferences, including TechEd and MEC (Microsoft Exchange Conference), and he writes monthly columns about Exchange for Windows & .NET Magazine and Exchange & Outlook Administrator.

Contributing Authors

Paxton Sanders

Paxton Sanders is a software engineer with CG , Inc. developing scene generation and visualization software for the U.S. Army Missile Command. He has a BS in mathematics and is currently enrolled in his last course for an MS in computer science. His one true joy is his young son, Coye.

Steve Bryant

Steve has spent the last several years designing and securing Exchange and Active Directory environments. He leads the Active Directory and Exchange infrastructure teams for Pro Exchange and has designed, reviewed and secured networks for many of the large Exchange and Active Directory deployments in the United States.

Over the last few years Microsoft Consulting Services has regularly contracted Steve for various high-end consulting engagements in the US including hosted Exchange 2000 environments and 26,000+ seat accounts that span many countries. In addition, Steve is regularly called on to assist with the planning and technologies in respect to migrating Lotus Notes environments to Microsoft Exchange. Steve recently finished writing a Secure Connected Infrastructure courseware for Microsoft that will be distributed to Microsoft Partners.

Steve spoke on Exchange deployments at Teched 99 and helped create and deliver the Exchange 2000 labs at Teched 2000 in Orlando and Amsterdam, the 2001 MEC in Orlando and the security labs at Fusion in 2002. He is the editor and a regular contributor to, an online resource for Exchange administrators and system designers, as well an author for Exchange & Outlook Magazine and .NET Magazine.

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Secure Messaging with Microsoft Exchange Server 2000
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