[techbooks] REVIEW: "Teach Yourself Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 in 10 Minu
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"Teach Yourself Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 in 10 Minutes", Patrick
Grote, 1999, 0-672-31556-4, U$12.99/C$18.95/UK#10.99
%A Patrick Grote pgrote@...
%C 201 W. 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290
%I Macmillan Computer Publishing (MCP)
%O U$12.99/C$18.95/UK#10.99 800-858-7674 http://www.mcp.com
%P 292 p.
%T "Teach Yourself Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 in 10 Minutes"
This is unfair, really. Exchange is a multifunctional communications
system. It isn't supposed to be learned in ten minutes. However, I
do not know why authors find it so hard to say what Microsoft Exchange
Part one of this book is intended to give us an overview. Chapter one
is supposed to provide concepts, but only talks about interrelated
boxes, not what the system actually does. Features are listed in
chapter two, but the basics are not explained. Ironically, we learn
more about the server through the list of clients presented in chapter
three. Chapter four looks at the information you would want before
installing Exchange, but for the large system described initially,
much more planning would be needed.
Part two discusses installation. Chapter five assumes that all will
go well as you proceed through the dialogue boxes. A blizzard of
configuration options are listed in chapter six. Having looked at all
the other clients previously, chapter seven outlines Outlook 98 in a
bit more detail. Chapter eight mentions gateways and connections to
other servers. Since Internet mail is of greater interest, chapter
nine goes into a little more detail on installation of the Internet
Mail Service. The Mail Connector, for working with older MS Mail
systems, is in chapter ten.
Part three reviews administration. Chapter eleven presents the user
management functions, primarily listing contact information. Public
folders, for groupware functions, are described in chapter twelve.
Directory replication setup is in chapter thirteen. Backup issues are
discussed in chapter fourteen, but some important aspects are passed
over rather quickly.
Part four deals with trouble. Chapter fifteen lists some quick checks
for common problems the client may encounter, while sixteen looks at
Part five talks about advanced tools. Chapter seventeen briefly
describes some encryption key management functions. Exchange forms
are covered in chapter eighteen. Some considerations for making your
system more reliable are in chapter nineteen.
Those who are familiar with Exchange may find this to be a handy short
guide to functions they do not deal with often.
copyright Robert M. Slade, 1999 BKTYMES5.RVW 990407
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