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Planning

Choose an implementation strategy for Microsoft Exchange Server. Elements include:

Server locations
Address space

Develop the configuration of an Exchange Server computer.

Identify strategies for migration from previous versions of Exchange Server to Exchange Server 5.5.

Develop a long-term coexistence strategy. Protocols include:

IMAP
LDAP

Develop an infrastructure for Exchange Server.

Identify public folders, including server-side scripting.
Identify private information stores.
Plan Internet connectivity and access.

Choose Microsoft Exchange Client installation and integration strategies. Elements include:

Network installation
Client computer installation
Scripted client installation
Forms interoperability
Schedule+ interoperability
Calendar interoperability

Develop long-term administration strategies.

Plan a backup strategy.
Plan a disaster recovery strategy.
Plan information store maintenance.
Plan remote administration.
Plan information retrieval strategies.

Develop security strategies.

Develop server-side scripting strategies.

Installation and Configuration

Install an Exchange Server computer.

Configure Exchange Server for message recipients.

Configure mailboxes.
Configure custom recipients.
Configure public folders.
Configure distribution lists.
Configure site addressing.
Configure container-level search controls.
Configure Address Book views.

Configure connectivity to a mail system other than Exchange Server. Connector types include:

X.400 Connector
Microsoft Exchange Connector for Lotus cc:Mail
Microsoft Mail Connector

Configure synchronization of directory information between Exchange Server and other mail systems. Types of directory synchronization include:

Manual
Automatic

Configure directory replication.

Import directory, message, and scheduling data from existing mail systems.

Install and configure Exchange Server client computers.

Configure address lists and accounts by using the Administrator program.

Configure the message transfer agent within a site.

Configure the message transfer agent among sites.

Configure Internet protocols and services. Protocols and services include:

POP3 and IMAP4
Active Server and HTTP
NNTP
LDAP

Configure message tracking.

Configure server locations.

Configure security.

Configuring and Managing Resource Access

Manage site security.

Manage users.

Manage distribution lists.

Manage the directory.

Manage public information stores. Elements include:

Server locations
Rehoming of public folders

Manage private information stores.

Back up and restore the Exchange Server organization.

Manage connectivity.

Monitoring and Optimization

Configure a link monitor and a server monitor.

Optimize Exchange Server. Tasks include:

Hardware optimization
Operating system optimization

Optimize foreign connections and site-to-site connections.

Monitor and optimize the messaging environment.

Monitor server performance by using SNMP and MADMAN MIB.

Troubleshooting

Diagnose and resolve upgrade problems.

Diagnose and resolve server installation problems.

Diagnose and resolve migration problems.

Diagnose and resolve connectivity problems. Elements include:

Foreign connectivity
Site-to-site connectivity
Internet connectivity
Connectivity within a site

Diagnose and resolve problems with client connectivity.

Diagnose and resolve information store problems.

Diagnose and resolve server directory problems.

Diagnose and resolve server resource problems.

Diagnose and resolve message delivery problems.

Diagnose and resolve backup problems and restore problems.

Diagnose organization security problems.

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