Dedicated Exchange Sites in Active Directory

A comment I received on a previous post on sites and subnets in Active Directory was “what benefit(s) does a dedicated Exchange site provide?”. There’s a couple things to consider here with the advent of Exchange 2007. The first is the great degree of dependency Exchange has on Active Directory data for everything it does. The second, applicable to Exchange 2007 deployments is that Exchange now uses the Active Directory site topology to route email. I’m not familiar enough with this scenario yet to speak to it, but I will speak to the need for fast and reliable global catalog … Continue reading Dedicated Exchange Sites in Active Directory