Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Administrator's Companion
||Author: Walter Glenn and Bill English|
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Publisher: Microsoft Press (24 September, 2003)
Sales Rank: 6,946
Average Customer Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
This book has many faults
After reading this book to find some information with Active Directory Connectors, I found errors that the author should have known better. For example, the book states that the Exchange ADC can only be installed on a Windows 2003 Domain Controller.... this is completely false.
It also mentions to change the LDAP port if you are running Exchange 5.5 on a Windows 2003 Domain Controller... according to Microsoft, Exchange 5.5 can not be installed on Windows 2003, much less a DC.
I could write a more accurate book than this.
Find a better book that gives more accurate information.
Rating: 2 out of 5
There are better to be found
I thought this book was pretty average. I know its not an exam prep book, and it certainly wasn't, but I didn't think it was much of an administrators guide either.
I found myself getting contually frustrated with the theory, and not enough practice. Buy Unleashed, or go to winstructor.com and get their videos, both are much, much better than this.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Just what I needed
This book helped me come up to speed in Exchange Server 2003 when I got sort of thrown into supporting it at work. It sounds like that last reviewr didn't get past the intro material. The first part of this book is all about architecture and planning. It was kind of dry and a bit more than I was ready for just learning about Exchange. But, starting with chapter 7, the book is all action. It takes you through installing, setting up recipients, storage groups, routing groups, administrative groups, and everything you need to know to get a server up and going. It has a great section on security. I get asked a lot of questions about that at work. It even talks about disaster recovery and performance tuning. The writings pretty easy to follow. They use lots of supporting pictures and step by step explanations. I just skipped the first 6 chapters and plan to come back to them after I've been using it a while.
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