Diagnostics logging might be a powerful tool, especially if you know something about the inner workings of Exchange. It can also be a time saver when talking to Microsoft support services that can analyze the information and help you in a time of need.
Most small businesses rarely use their public folder. At most they share their company contact list there. It is ironic that these businesses can benefit most from using public folders.
SMTP logging can, at times, the key to troubleshooting many mail problems by providing valuable information regarding incoming mail. It can also be used for providing statistics on mail flow from the Internet. The following article describes the secrets of logging SMTP activities for troubleshooting and other purposes.
Exchange 2000, internally, unlike traditional SMTP mail servers, does not rely on DNS MX records for mail delivery within the organization. Instead, it maintains a dynamic routing table used to transport mail around the Exchange organization. However, Exchange 2000 does depend on DNS for resolving host names, finding global catalog servers and finding other mail servers on the Internet. Also, without MX records on Internet DNSs, you wouldn't get mail from the Internet into your corporate environment.
With Exchange 2000 SP2 Microsoft added a feature, known as segmentation, that allows you to quite easily make some rather major changes to the appearance and functionality of OWA.
Mastering the inner workings of Exchange 2000's SMTP service can be very useful when configuring servers to deal with mail problems such SPAM attacks and virus outbreaks. This article will provide some insight into better SMTP queue management to improve your ability to cope when your queues get swamped with spam and virus outbreaks.
In this article we will look at how we can modify the DisplayName field in Active Directory to use the LastName, FirstName format, this will then ensure that the Address Lists used by your users will be sorted by LastName.