Implementing Security


Topic Last Modified: 2007-12-20

Updated: January 29, 2004

Before you get started with any software deployment, you should think about the best ways to help protect your servers and users. On any computer, you need to make sure the operating system and application software is up to date and the latest fixes are installed. For Microsoft Exchange Server, also think about how you’re going to help protect your servers from e-mail-borne viruses.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Perform the installation and configuration of Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003 on your internal network first, even if the server will eventually be connected to the Internet. Ideally, this installation and configuration should be performed on a network that has a firewall and protected from any other computers until all software updates have been applied.

  • Install the latest updates for Windows and Exchange Server:

  • Think about how you can help protect your server and users from viruses, worms, and spam as well as any other security concerns that your organization might have. For more information, visit: