One of the most important tasks for an Exchange administrator is the regular, day-by-day, backing up of all the Exchange databases. This can be easily accomplished by use of the built-in NTBACKUP.EXE software found on your Exchange 2000/2003 server.
First make sure you read and understand Active Directory Installation Requirements. If you don't comply with all the requirements of that article you will not be able to set up your AD (for example: you don't have a NIC or you're using a computer that's not connected to a LAN).
Note: This article is only good for understanding how to install the FIRST DC in a NEW AD Domain, in a NEW TREE, in a NEW FOREST. Meaning – don't do it for any other scenario, such as a new replica DC in an existing domain. In order to install a Windows Server 2003 DC in an EXISTING Windows 2000 Domain follow the Windows 2003 ADPrep tip.
Outlook Mobile Access (or OMA for short) is a new feature found in Exchange Server 2003 that allows you to connect to your mailbox by means of almost any mobile phone or mobile device–based browsers that support HTML, XHTML, or Compact Hypertext Markup Language (cHTML). These include a wide variety of mobile devices such as mobile phones, Palm OS based devices and Pocket PC based devices.
Exchange 2000/2003 will only accept e-mail traffic for the e-mail domain that is identical to the name of your Active Directory domain. However sometimes we would like to allow our Exchange server to also receive e-mail for domains other than our own, internal domain name.
This tip might come in handy when you want to effectively block all incoming Internet mail traffic for a specific user or a specific group.
As a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 support professional, one of your tasks may be to install the operating system.
OWA 2003 comes with a built-in spell checker that can help you spell check your outgoing mail in various languages: