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Best Practices

The following are best practices from this chapter:

  • Use site consolidation strategies to reduce the number of Exchange servers to deploy.
  • Separate the Exchange log and database files onto separate physical volumes whenever possible.
  • Install Exchange Server 2007 on Windows Server 2003 R2 Edition when possible.
  • Integrate an antivirus and backup strategy into Exchange Server design.
  • Keep a local copy of the global catalog close to any Exchange servers.
  • Implement quarterly or semiannual maintenance procedures against Exchange databases by using the isinteg and eseutil utilities.
  • Keep the OS and Exchange up to date through service packs and software patches, either manually or via Windows Software Update Services.
  • Keep the AD design simple, with a single forest and single domain, unless a specific need exists to create more complexity.
  • Identify the client access methods that will be supported and match them with the appropriate Exchange Server 2007 technology.
  • Implement DNS in the environment on the AD domain controllers.
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