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Microsoft Exchange 2013 Cookbook by Peter De Tender, Michael Van Horenbeeck

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Understanding Active Directory and DNS dependencies

As mentioned during the introduction, Exchange 2013—like its predecessors—depends heavily on Active Directory (AD) and Domain Name System (DNS). If AD or DNS is not functioning correctly, your Exchange 2013 platform on top of that won't either.

Getting ready

For the following steps and information outlined, we assume you already have an Exchange Server infrastructure in place, meaning you are already using Active Directory (and DNS). Nevertheless, we want to draw your attention to some AD and DNS requirements and changes that are happening as part of your Exchange 2013 platform implementation.

Even if you are not using Exchange in your environment yet, the following items will be of interest to ...

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