For additional information about the programming interfaces and techniques that I mention in this article, visit the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Online Library ( and use the table of contents to go to Technical Articles, Database and Messaging Services, Web Storage System, Microsoft Exchange Server. In particular, I suggest Barry Steinglass's article "Building Management Components for Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server" ( Aside from the MSDN library, I suggest Alain Lissoir's white papers ( for code examples of how to script common systems management operations.