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Exchange Server is a Client/Server type of messaging system. RPCs are used by the
client to request services from the server.
The Server services are
- DS (Directory Service) Services - Stores the configuration information
about the objects within the organiztion in the database file DIR.EDB
- IS (Information Store) Services - Stores all of the Public and Private
messaging information in the database filess PRIV.EDB and PUB.EDB
- MTA (Messaging Transfer Agent) Services - It operates on X.400 standard
to route messages across the network.
- SA (System Attendant) Services - Continuously monitors the exchange
system to make sure it is operating properly.
- IMS ( Internet Mail Service ) - A single operational instance of this
service allows all users of exchange to connect to internet SMTP services.
- INS ( Internet New Service )
- Microsoft Mail Connector
- DXA (Directory Synchronization Agent)
- Schedule+ Free/Busy Connector
- Connector for Lotus cc:Mail
- Connector for Lotus Notes
- PROFS / SNADS connector
- Key Management Server
- Microsoft Exchange Event Service
- Microsoft Exchange Chat Service
Exchange Version 5.5 now supports the use of client software with the IMAP4 rev1
Connections to Novel Netware are possible by installing the NWLinks IPX/SPX, Gateway
Services for Netware and the SAP agent.
Exchange 5.5 supports the following clients
- Windows 3.1 / 3.11 / 95 / 98
- Windows NT
- Apple Macintosh System 7
The structure of Exchange is
- Organization - One or more sites
(different organizations can not share address books), to change the name you must
reinstall all servers, the Organization name is a case sensitive and can be up to 64
characters in length
- Site -
One or more exchange server computers, sites communicate using RPCs, the Site name is a
case sensitive and can be up to 64 characters in length
- Server -
A server computer within a site which holds folders, address books and mailboxes. The name
is derived from the host server and cannot be changed after exchange is installed.
Exchange 5.5 can be used with the following clients
- Microsoft Exchange Client
- Microsoft Outlook Client - Outlook 97
- POP3 clients - Microsoft Internet Mail, Outlook Express, Netscape Navigator mail, Eudora
There are 4 default proxy e-mail addresses
- MS Mail
Installing the Client
A CD-ROM containing the email client Outlook 97 V.8.03 comes with exchange 5.5.
The setup program for NT workstation is in the folder "\Outlook.W32"
- DN (Distinquished Name)
- DSA (Directory System Agent)
- MAPI (Messaging Application Programming Interface)
- DAM (Deferred Action Messages)
- .STF (Setup Table File)
- ...During import of a .pst file to an Exchange mailbox, the Journal folder data did not
- there is no workaround to this problem.
- RTF -
- Supported by Outlook 97, Outlook 98, Exchange 5.0 and Windows Messaging
- Not supported by Outlook Express
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