Several of the people here have written or contributed to those books. This forum will compliment your reading.
William -----Original Message----- From: Michael Anderson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 9:50 AM To: Exchange Discussions Subject: RE: Basic Exchange 2K questions Thanks everyone for your input - I just ordered every book under the sun for EX2K from Amazon - so I hope once I read through all of them, I will have a deeper understanding of how this whole thing works. Most of the issues, is me being out of the Exchange loop for so long, but I always admired Exchange - but was always scared off by it's complexity. But now, I simply cannot ignore it's wonderful features any longer - and it's time to jump back on the wagon once again. I am still getting nothing but 'Access Denied' through the OWA and am ready to bash my head into a wall soon - if I can't get this crazy thing working soon. Are there any articles that cover this topic in depth? Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Thanks - Mike -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf Of Lefkovics, William Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 11:25 AM To: Exchange Discussions Subject: RE: Basic Exchange 2K questions 1) Exchange2000 is 'self-tuning' (Is that Scharff laughing?). There is no performance optimiser, though third parties may be testing something similar. 2) Exchange5.x uses its own directory services. The directory database was stored in a file called dir.edb. Exchange2000 does not maintain its own directory, but rather leverages the power and benefits of Active Directory. Exchange information is now across all domain controllers and accessible using ADSI or GUIs for AD. 3) Exchange2000 seems to believe the admin/installer is capable of assessing drive optimisation. Standard database and transaction log location follow setups as they were in 5.x. 4) The M:\ drive is there for IFS. However, I think it should not be visible by default as this has caused more problems than benefit. It also may not be there in future releases. Not many people are using IFS correctly. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/wss/wss/_es dk_arch_win2k_ntfsifs.asp William Lefkovics, MCSE-NT4, MCSE-W2K, A+, ExchangeMVP ----------------------------------------------------------- Why just ride, when you can fly? http://www.airborne.net ----------------------------------------------------------- Rent this space: [EMAIL PROTECTED] -----Original Message----- From: Michael Anderson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 9:10 AM To: Exchange Discussions Subject: Basic Exchange 2K questions Hello, Are there any articles out there that explain why there are such radical changes since Exchange 5.x -> 2000? 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. 2. Why is Active Directory such a huge component of Exchange 2000 functioning? 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. 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. Thank you ALL so much for your answers - Best Regards, Mike _________________________________________________________________ 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]