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The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 with Service Pack 1 is very handy for successfully designing an Exchange Server 2010 infrastructure. The guide will help consultants make informed decisions about the design of fault tolerance and scalability so that their overall requirements are met.
The guide covers these key steps in the Exchange Server 2010 infrastructure design process:
- Defining the project scope by identifying your individual business and IT requirements for a messaging infrastructure.
- Mapping features and functionality based on the defined scope to develop the appropriate Exchange Server 2010 design.
- Designing the infrastructure and role requirements for the proposed Exchange Server 2010 architecture.
- Determining the sizing, fault tolerance, and physical placement of Exchange Server 2010 roles.
The Exchange Server 2010 Guide includes the following content:
- Step 1: Define the Business and Technical Requirements
- Step 2: Define the Instances of Exchange Server 2010
- Step 3: Design the Mailbox Server Infrastructure
- Step 4: Design the Client Access Server Infrastructure
- Step 5: Design the Hub Transport Server Infrastructure
- Step 6: Design the Edge Transport Server Infrastructure
- Step 7: Design the Unified Messaging Server Infrastructure
- Step 8: Define the Active Directory Domain Services Requirements