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Windows 7 Exchange Administrator Tools

The Microsoft Exchange Server is basically used by the client to handle calendars, email, contacts and data storage. It can also be used to maintain access to online and mobile information. For an administrator working on these servers, it can be difficult to keep up with all the protocols that are needed run Exchange. Yet, some of these protocols can be used to keep track of information or clean up the servers.

Active Directory Cleanup Wizard

The Active Director Cleanup Wizard is a program that cleans up servers by merging multiple accounts on Microsoft Windows NT. This system is run as adclean.exe. When directories are upgraded or moved to Active Directory, sometimes duplicate accounts are created. The wizard will search through the Active Directory and locate any duplicate Windows NT accounts. It will then give users the option to delete the duplicate files. It will then merge all the information and properties of these accounts into one user account.

Active Directory Users and Computers

This program automatically installs when the Exchange server is set up. This program allows users to maintain and control all of the different mail recipients on a server, and it also allows administrators to organize and manage objects in the directory. This can be done by creating organizational units, which allow administrators to then apply Group Policy settings or organize individual objects. If this program is not currently installed on the Exchange server, administrators can run this tool as dsa.msc. To access and use this tool, users should go through the Microsoft Management Console, which allows administrators to access, organize and manage all components of Windows NT operating systems.

DNS Resolver

The DNS Resolver (Dnsdiag.exe) is for the Domain Name System, and it is used to troubleshoot issues in the DNS. Basically, this tool will act like the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service’s internal code-path. It will research issues and then provide administrators with diagnostic messages that tell how well the DNS resolution is working. This can be used to help administrators fix external domain name issues. This tool should already be install on Exchange, and it can be access from the command prompt “.C:\WINNT\system32\inetsrv directory.”

Application Deployment Wizard

The purpose of this tool is to package and deploy applications that have been obtained from the Exchange store. This program can also be used to store or recreate events, schema definition details and registration details. The Application Deployment Wizard can be run as exapppacker.exe, but it should be already installed. To access, administrators need to go into their Programs file and then go into Exchange SDK Development Tools.

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