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Event Review: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (EXBPA) (Session ITPROEXC-04)

Welcome to the material supporting page for this session. The materials on this page have been selected as the best matches to the content covered in the live event session.

Session Outline

The Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool (ExBPA) is an automated health check and troubleshooting tool. It collects configuration settings and performs network and protocol tests in an Exchange topology and sends the results to an XML output file. In this session we will look at this tool. We will look at such topics as scheduling and baseline support, and discuss how to use the tool with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005.

Session Agenda

  • Benefits of the Best Practices Analyzer
  • Scope of the analysis
  • Enterprise scalability

Related Links

Use the following resources to learn more about topics covered in this briefing.

Microsoft Press Books

  • Secure Messaging with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

    Summary: Learn how to help protect your messaging infrastructure from attack with this administrator's guide to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 security features and tactics. Written by an Exchange Server expert, with insights gleaned directly from the Exchange Server 2003 development team, this guide details new system features and delves into client-server, server-Internet, and server-client security options all in a single, comprehensive volume. Topics include physical and operational security; threat assessment and modeling; deployment considerations; SMTP relaying; content control/filtering; virus protection; spam; security features for Internet communications and clients, including Microsoft Office Outlook , Outlook Web Access, IMAP, and POP; intrusion detection/monitoring; backup and recovery; and security auditing. Whether you're a system administrator, a security architect, or a messaging designer, and whether you are currently working with Exchange Server 2003, evaluating it, or planning a migration, get the security-focused guidance you need to implement the right solutions for your organization.

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant

    Summary: This pocket-sized reference provides fast solutions for administering Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 when you're on the go. It features concise tables, listings, and step-by-step instructions for concise, accurate answers on the spot.

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Administrator's Companion

    Summary: This comprehensive daily-operations guide provides hands-on information to help you install, configure, and manage Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

Third-Party Books

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Unleashed, 2nd Edition

    Summary: This comprehensive reference, targeted at intermediate to advanced users, covers planning, migration, security, disaster recovery, and troubleshooting. Written by Rand Morimoto, a leading Microsoft server expert, this book is based on his experience implementing Exchange Server 2003 in heavy-use corporate environments since its earliest release.

  • Tony Redmond's Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

    Summary: This book covers implementation, migration, and management issues for Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003 and describes best practices of one of the largest Exchange consulting groups outside Microsoft. This revised edition features updates on such issues as performance and clustering.

  • Monitoring and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

    Summary: This resource book, targeted at Exchange administrators and designers, focuses on the efficient day-to-day monitoring, management, and fine-tuning of dozens of system specifications and components to ensure optimum traffic flow. Based on the author's 20 years of messaging system experience and the collective experience of HP, the leading implementer of Exchange Server systems, this book provides proven and innovative techniques, tools, and procedures for managing and optimizing systems of all sizes and types built on Exchange Server 2003.

  • Mission-Critical Microsoft Exchange 2003: Designing and Building Reliable Exchange Servers

    Summary: This book is aimed at Exchange administrators and system implementers who are striving to maintain a production Exchange environment that delivers superior service levels, high availability, manageability, and scalability—with the lowest total cost of ownership possible. This revised edition contains expanded coverage of storage technology, server technology, management, and security.

  • Learning Exchange Server 2003

    Summary: This is your start-to-finish guide to getting Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 into production, then maximizing its reliability, performance, and business value.

Training and Certification

  • Course 2009: Upgrading Your Skills from Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003: Three days; Instructor-led

    Summary: This three day, instructor-led course provides students with the new knowledge and skills necessary to update and support a more reliable, secure messaging infrastructure using Exchange Server 2003 in a medium to large (250 to 5,000 seats) environment. This course places each concept in context of the knowledge the students have already gained through their work with Exchange Server 5.5. It provides a significant amount of hands-on labs, practices, and assessments that allow students to become proficient in the skills needed to update and support Exchange Server 2003.

  • Course 2400: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003: Five days; Instructor-led

    Summary: This five day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to implement and manage a more reliable, secure messaging infrastructure using Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 in a medium to large (250 to 5,000 seats) environment. This course offers a significant amount of hands-on practices, discussions, and assessments that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills that are needed to implement and manage Exchange Server 2003.

  • Course 2008: Designing a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Organization: Two days; Instructor-led

    Summary: This two day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully design and plan an Exchange Server 2003 organization in an enterprise network. The course includes a plan for upgrading from previous versions of Exchange.