Handy Exchange Guide

If you don't already have this book, what are you waiting for?

If you're an Exchange Administrator, instructor, consultant, or wanna-be guru and don't already have this book—what are you waiting for? This one won't quite fit in my pockets, but its small footprint (6.5x8.5 inches, 377 pp.) will fit easily in my backpack along with my gear. Inside it takes the no-nonsense pick-a-task approach.

Nicely organized, its 15 chapters in four sections covers administration fundamentals, integration with Active Directory, data store administration, and Server and Group administration. Each chapter includes step-by-step instructions and brief explanations on things like 'Mounting and Unmounting Data Stores (along with an explanation of some common error messages), 'Changing Transaction Log Location and System Path' , 'Recovering Exchange Server', 'Configuring Outbound Security' , 'Understanding Queue Summaries and Queue States' and hundreds more. If Clippy had been this helpful he'd still have a job.

Quick Review
Pro: Task-oriented instructions for the busy administrator
Con: A bit larger than most pockets
Verdict: If you don't already have this book, what are you waiting for?

About the Author

Roberta Bragg, MCSE: Security, CISSP, Security+, and Microsoft MVP is a Redmond contributing editor and the owner of Have Computer Will Travel Inc., an independent firm specializing in information security and operating systems. She's series editor for Osborne/McGraw-Hill's Hardening series, books that instruct you on how to secure your networks before you are hacked, and author of the first book in the series, Hardening Windows Systems.

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