Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 Deployment and Migration

1st Edition

Authors: Kieran McCorry
Paperback ISBN: 9781555583163
eBook ISBN: 9780080511610
Imprint: Digital Press
Published Date: 23rd August 2004
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Foreword
  • Preface

    • What is This Book about?
    • Intended Audience
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Exchange 2003 Deployment Fundamentals

    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Windows 2000/Windows 2003 Refresher
    • 1.3 Exchange 2003 and Its Relationship to the Forest
    • 1.4 The Importance of Domain Controllers and Global Catalog Servers
    • 1.5 Choosing an Appropriate Domain Model
    • 1.6 Universal Security Groups and Windows Domain Mixed-Mode Membership
    • 1.7 Token Augmentation
    • 1.8 Exchange 2003 Installation Requirements
    • 1.9 Exchange System Manager on Windows XP
    • 1.10 Exchange 2003 and Internet Information Services 6.0
    • 1.11 Exchange 2003 Installation Improvements
    • 1.12 Preparing and Planning for Deployment
    • 1.13 DCDiag and NetDiag Utilities
    • 1.14 Preparing Windows 2003 Domains for Exchange 2003
    • 1.15 Installing Exchange 2000
    • 1.16 Summary
  • 2: Active Directory Connector Synchronization

    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Active Directory Connector Core Technology Description
    • 2.3 Connection Agreements
    • 2.4 Active Directory Connector Schema Modifications
    • 2.5 Determining Which Directory Objects to Synchronize
    • 2.6 Active Directory Connector Block Searching
    • 2.7 How the Active Directory Connector Uses the Active Directory
    • 2.8 Mailbox-enabled and Mail-enabled Objects
    • 2.9 Object Class Mapping from Exchange 5.5 to the Active Directory
    • 2.10 Object Class Mapping from the Active Directory to Exchange 5.5
    • 2.11 Synchronizing Hidden Objects
    • 2.12 Dealing with Hidden Distribution List Membership
    • 2.13 Object Deletion
    • 2.14 Connection Agreements and Authentication
    • 2.15 Controlling the Synchronization Schedule
    • 2.16 Connection Agreeme


Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 Deployment and Migration describes everything that you need to know about designing, planning, and implementing an Exchange 2003 environment. The book discusses the requisite infrastructure requirements of Windows 2000 and Windows 2003. Furthermore, this book covers, in detail, the tools and techniques that messaging system planners and administrators will require in order to establish a functioning interoperability environment between Exchange 2003 and previous versions of Exchange including Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2000. Since Microsoft will drop support for Exchange 5.5 in 2004, users will have to migrate to Exchange 2003. Additionally the book describes various deployment topologies and environments to cater for a multitude of different organizational requirements.

Key Features

  • Details for consultants and system administrators to migrate from older versions of Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2000
  • Critical information on integration with Outlook 2003 and Windows 2003
  • Based on actual implementations of both beta and final release versions of Exchange 2003 in larger enterprise environments


IT Specialists and Solution Architects involved in the planning and design of a new Exchange 2003 infrastructure and migrating existing Exchange environments. IT Managers that need to understand the technical challenges associated with implementing Exchange 2000 in a trauma-free fashion


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"Clearly the topic of migration and deployment is in Kieran's sweet spot. The entire topic is like a fastball floating right down the middle for him because he absolutely hits a home run in this book. He doesn't just talk about what different components are involved with migration and deployment, he describes how everything works and why you might take different approaches in your deployment. It's right on the money!"— Donald Livengood, Senior Solution Architect (MCSE, MVP, HP Certified Architect), Hewlett-Packard Company "In his new book, Kieran outlines clear, concise, and crisp guidelines for migration and deployment of Exchange messaging systems. Armed with this generally hard to find knowledge, you'll be prepared for most Exchange 2003 implementation projects. His principles have been well used in the past-not least for the implementation of a 350,000 user Exchange system in my own organization." — Roy Beattie, Messaging and Integration Director, NI Schools C2k Project "Kieran has been working with us since 1999, originally on the AstraZeneca merger work and more recently on our Exchange 2003 project. This book demonstrates Kieran’s expertise in deployment and migration and is particularly strong on Directory Synchronization, which is a fundamental component of a migration from Exchange 5.5 to 2003. You’ll get quite the level of detail that you need, presented in a format that is easily digestible in this work." -- Dave Cook, Global Messaging Architect, Astra Zeneca Healthcare

About the Authors

Kieran McCorry Author

Kieran McCorry is a Principal Consultant in HP CI's Enterprise Microsoft Services Team, part of the Technology Leadership Group. Kieran works extensively with the planning, design, and implementation of messaging infrastructures for many of HP's largest worldwide customers. A frequent speaker at many industry events such as Microsoft TechEd, Kieran is also a regular columnist in the Exchange and Outlook Administrator Newsletter and writes frequently for Windows .Net Magazine. He is author of the book, Connecting Microsoft Exchange Server, (Digital Press, 1999) and co-author with Donald Livengood of the book, Exchange 2000 Infrastructure Design, (Digital Press, 2001).

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Consultant, HP CI's Enterprise Microsoft Services Team, part of the Technology Leadership Group.