Tools for Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010

A good collection…..nice for reference

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It’s very hard to remember all URL for tools available and to keep in repository and favorites for the tools required for Exchange Servers. For my ease I have collected some of important source and sharing in this blog post so other can access it. I must say, there would be some more source which I would be missing so please update me.

I have covered tools available for Exchange 2003,2007 and 2010 version provided by Microsoft and some third part (All freeware).

Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer Tool

The Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool, is a Web- based tool designed to help IT Administrators troubleshoot connectivity issues with their Exchange Server deployments. The tool simulates several client logon and mail flow scenarios. When a test fails, many of the errors have troubleshooting tips to assist the IT Administrator in correcting the problem

Go to RCA Web Page

Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer…

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Exchange 2010 Connectors

This is a quick recap of Exchange 2010 Connectors in clear summary

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Exchange 2010 Connectors


A connector, as its name implies, is used to communicate between Exchange 2010 and External Entities like Internet Email Servers, legacy Exchange servers, 3rd Party mail servers, applications, appliances etc. Understanding this will help to create and configure various connectors and configure for the communication. This also helps on how mail flow can happen between exchange and other external entities.

This article is for all administrators on how to create and configure connectors and the application of the connectors. I thought of putting all the connectors will help to get some clear understanding of mail flow between Exchange and other email communication word.

Below are the various connectors which can be created and configured in Exchange 2010 Servers. Let’s understand one by one

– Send connector

– Receive connector

– Foreign (Delivery Agent) connector

– Linked connector

– Routing Group connector

Send connectors

A Send connector…

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