Mark Ott

Mark Ott is an MCSE and an MCT for NCR. He specializes in Microsoft Exchange Server migrations and Windows NT integration.

Manage Saved Messages with the Exchange Archive Agent 2
If you must journal all your email messages, you need a method for storing and retrieving the messages. The Microsoft Exchange Archiving Agent is a tool for low-budget, high-volumn message archiving.
Enabling Message Journaling on Exchange Server 2
If government or corporate policies require you to save all messages, message journaling is the tool you need. Find out how message journaling works, how to plan for and configure it, and what it can't do.
Using ETRN in Exchange Server 4
When you don't need 24x7 connectivity, the SMTP command ETRN lets your Exchange server periodically connect to an ISP to send and retrieve your mail. Find out how ETRN works and how to configure it.
Exchange Server's Perplexing Permissions
Exchange permissions aren't intuitive and are often inconsistent with Windows NT permissions. Find out about Exchange role and rights and how permissions flow.
Using Exchange Server Link and Server Monitors
Learn how to use these built-in monitors to keep tabs on Exchange and Windows NT services, synchronize clocks, and check messaging links.
Tips for Working with Details Templates
Here are some tips for using details templates effectively to customize what the client can view.
Customize Exchange Details Templates 2
Use Exchange Server details templates to display information about recipients that is typically available only at the server.
Getting the Most from Address Book Views
ABVs have some quirks. Here are some tips for using ABVs efficiently.
Using Address Book Views in Exchange Server 2
ABVs let you group mailboxes into a set of logical containers independent of the container in which they physically reside, and you can hide these views from other groups in the GAL.
Reduce Exchange Server's Bandwidth 3
You can improve performance by limiting message size from the client and the server, by optimizing network traffic, and carefully managing distribution lists.
Restoring an Exchange Server Computer
Walk through recovery of an Exchange server when a crash hasn't affected Windows NT and log files are intact but disk drive failure has destroyed database files.
Backing Up an Exchange Server
Learn how a backup works, review several backup methods, and think about a strategy, and look at some helpful Exchange utilities.
Tips for Using Transaction Log Files
You need to place transaction logs on a separate disk from database files. Review these suggestions for placing and moving transaction log files.
The Care and Feeding of Public Folders 2
Learn how the email client interacts with public folders and how the mail administrator can configure public folder options within the organization for optimal performance.
Troubleshooting Directory Replication
Directory replication doesn't always function perfectly, but you can solve some of these common problems.
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