Planning & Architecture

Last Updated on 12 Sept. 2006, Total: 30 Articles and Tutorials

  1. Exchange Server 2003 Mailflow (Part 1)

    In this article I will show you how e-mail messages flow through Exchange Server 2003 for Intra-site and Inter-site Messaging... Read More

  2. Exchange Internals – How the Exchange Core Components work together

    In this article I will show you the Basic core services in Exchange Server 2003 and how they work together... Read More

  3. Storage Design – Have You Considered iSCSI?

    In this article I will test the HP NAS device I used in a previous article, this time with an iSCSI configuration... Read More

  4. System Center Capacity Planner 2006 Overview (Part 2)

    In part 1 of this 2 part article, we looked at what System Center Capacity Planner (SCCP) 2006 is, its installation requirements and how to start a new design using the Model Wizard. We’ll conclude our look at SCCP here in part 2, where we’ll cover the Model Editor, the Hardware Editor and the running of a simulation... Read More

  5. System Center Capacity Planner 2006 Overview (Part 1)

    In December 2005, Microsoft shipped System Center Capacity Planner (SCCP) 2006. In this two-part article, I want to give you an introduction to what SCCP 2006 is and how it can help the Exchange professional. Here in part 1, I’ll cover an overview of SCCP, its installation requirements and how to start a new design using the Model Wizard... Read More

  6. Exchange on NAS: Proved and Approved

    With the release of Windows Storage Server Feature Pack, putting the Exchange databases on a NAS device started to be a supported configuration, provided that the storage devices are Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified (i.e. with the “Designed for Windows” logo). I did some tests using an HP NAS device that proved to be a valid option for some... Read More

  7. Exchange 2003 and Windows Storage Server

    All data shares one thing in common, and that is the requirement for dependable storage. With small to medium size businesses growing storage requirements, Windows Storage Server 2003 is becoming an affordable option to store data, and with Windows Storage Server 2003 Feature Pack 1 it can now support hosting Exchange transaction logs and database files... Read More

  8. Understanding the LegacyExchangeDN

    In this article I will discuss the LegacyExchangeDN and how to use the free LegacyExchangeDN tool from the Microsoft website... Read More

  9. Demystifying the OWA 2003 FE/BE Logon Process

    Effective troubleshooting requires knowledge of the processes taking place. By knowing the process taken when a user attempts to logon, troubleshooting Outlook Web Access (OWA) logon issues becomes a whole lot easier... Read More

  10. Understanding the Exchange Information Store

    We would like to welcome Rodney Buike to our team of authors as he presents his first article to readers. The Information Store is the heart and soul of Exchange Server 2000 and 2003. Understanding the fundamentals of the Information Store is important for anyone managing an Exchange server... Read More