Introduction

Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 is a client-server messaging system. Exchange Server 5.5 offers a transparent connection to existing networks and mail servers.  It provides users with an innovative electronic mail system, online forms etc.

Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 is the primary mail server for the Windows NT Server operating system. The OS allows the server to take advantage of the platform’s reliability, scalability and multitasking capabilities. For example, Windows NT Server multitasking capability allows Microsoft Exchange Server to simultaneously update directory information, transfer information to a client, and route information to other servers and foreign systems.

The server-side components perform actions that the client-side components request, such as looking up names in the directory, sending messages, and storing information in private and public folders. These components often reside on a dedicated computer where Microsoft Exchange Server is installed.

The server-side components are:

  • Directory
  • Information store
  • Message transfer agent (MTA)
  • System attendant

This means that, for the client-server interaction to function smoothly, each of these components should operate without a glitch. Issues with the internal health of these components can affect the responsiveness of the mail server, causing user dissatisfaction. By constantly monitoring the internal operations of the mail servers, such problems can be averted. This can be achieved using eG Enterprise.