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Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: Mailbox and High Availability by Tony Redmond

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Active Directory

The successful deployment and management of Active Directory has been a fundamental prerequisite for Exchange since Exchange dropped its own directory service in Exchange 2000. In fact, Active Directory shares many of the characteristics of the earlier Exchange directory services, and Microsoft learned a lot about how to design and operate directories from the experience it gained with Exchange 4.0 to Exchange 5.5.

Using the strong link between Exchange and Active Directory

By any measure, Exchange makes the most extensive use of Active Directory of any Microsoft application. When Exchange is installed for the first time, the installation procedure does the following:

  • Extends the Active Directory schema to add a large number of new ...

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