> Are there any articles out there that explain why there are > such radical changes since Exchange 5.x -> 2000?
Because incremental change in the High Tech industry is a death sentence. > For example, maybe all of you can shed some light on 3 questions: > > 1. In 5.x - part of the install was a performance test of the system > and all the hard drives - and it would suggest or let you specify > where the message store and log files should go. This is a statement, rather than a question and a correct one at that. Not a radical change... And one would generally hope that an admin knows where the files ought to do, I routinely changed the performance optimizer suggestions in 5.5 to what I really wanted them to be. When deploying a large number of servers, there are tools one can use to automate this process. > 2. Why is Active Directory such a huge component of Exchange 2000 > functioning? Because E2K has no directory of its own. > 3. Why the heck does most of the data reside on a single drive by > default? This question sort of reverts back to question #1 - > and it just seems silly for the install process to not want to > take advantage of multiple volumes, for performance reasons. Because it does. Would it be nice to have a tool to move everything around automatically? Sure, but it's hardly the top tool on my personal wish list for E2K. > 4. What's up with this "M" Drive? I know it's a virtual drive, but > it's just such an odd way for storing data. Especially when you > are trying to view the contents of the M Drive - you can only do > it inside of Explorer, or Browsing through Folders. If you try > to expand the tree inside of the IIS Utility, it gives an error > of not being able to list all the subdirectories. It's just plain > weird. Ignore the M: drive. 99% of the things you can do through it will result in pain and suffering. Pretend it doesn't exist. _________________________________________________________________ List posting FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm Archives: http://www.swynk.com/sitesearch/search.asp To unsubscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Exchange List admin: [EMAIL PROTECTED]