Microsoft KB Archive/252370

From BetaArchive Wiki
Knowledge Base


Layout of Exchange Configuration within Active Directory

Article ID: 252370

Article Last Modified on 10/25/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q252370

SUMMARY

This article provides a semi-graphical representation of how Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 configuration information is stored in Windows 2000 Active Directory. Descriptions of various objects have been placed next to the object's name (where appropriate). Administrators may use Windows 2000 Resource Kit utilities, such as Adsiedit.msc, or Ldp.exe, to view their Windows 2000 Active Directory.

DC=[DOMAIN NAME],DC=com - the root of Active Directory.
+--CN=Configuration
    +--CN=Sites
    ¦   +--CN=Site2
    ¦   +--CN=Site1
    ¦   ¦   +--CN=Servers
    ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=Server2
    ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=Server1
    ¦   ¦   ¦       +--CN=Exchange Settings
    ¦   ¦   ¦           +--CN=Active Directory Connector (Server Name)
    ¦   ¦   +--CN=NTDS Site Settings
    ¦   +--CN=Inter-Site Transports
    +--CN=Services
        +--CN=Microsoft Exchange
            +--CN=Organization1 - The root of the Exchange hierarchy.
            ¦   +--CN=Recipient Policies - Contains e-mail address generation policies.
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=Default Policy - The default recipient policy.
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=Policy2 - A policy created to generate or modify recipient e-mail addresses.
            ¦   +--CN=Global Settings - Contains settings that affect all objects in the organization.
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=Instant Messaging - Permits configuration of firewall parameters for instant messaging routers.
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=Internet Messaging - Permits configuration of MIME, charsets, RTF formatting, and Out-of-Office behavior.
            ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=Default
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=Message Delivery - Permits configuration of size limits and global message deletion.
            ¦   ¦       +--CN=Default Message Filter
            ¦   +--CN=Connections
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=SMTP (Server Name-{GUID})
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=SMTP (Server Name-{GUID2})
            ¦   +--CN=Administrative Groups - Contains defined Administrative Groups.
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=AdminGroup2
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=First Administrative Group - By default, all servers are contained in this Admin Group.
            ¦   ¦       +--CN=Servers - Contains all servers in this Administrator Group.
            ¦   ¦       ¦   +--CN=Server1 - Identifies a computer running Exchange 5.5 or later.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       +--CN=Protocols
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   +--CN=HTTP - Permits configuration of HTTP, and contains HTTP virtual server objects.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   ¦   +--CN=1 - An HTTP Virtual Server.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   ¦       +--CN=Exadmin - A default virtual directory used for managing public folders.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   ¦       +--CN=Exchange - A default virtual directory used to provide access to all mailboxes.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   ¦       +--CN=public - A default virtual directory used to provide access to the All Public Folders tree.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   +--CN=IMAP4 - Permits configuration of IMAP4, and contains IMAP4 virtual server objects.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   ¦   +--CN=1 - An IMAP4 Virtual Server.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   ¦       +--CN=Sessions - Provides information on current sessions opened to the virtual server.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   +--CN=IRCX
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   +--CN=NNTP - Permits configuration of NNTP, and contains NNTP virtual server objects.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   ¦   +--CN=1 - An NNTP Virtual Server.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   +--CN=POP3 - Permits configuration of POP3, and contains POP3 virtual server objects.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   ¦   +--CN=1 - A POP3 Virtual Server.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   ¦       +--CN=Sessions - Provides information on current sessions opened to the virtual server.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   +--CN=RVP
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦   +--CN=SMTP - Permits configuration of SMTP, and contains SMTP virtual server objects.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦       +--CN=1 - An SMTP Virtual Server.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦           +--CN=Sessions - Provides information on current sessions opened to the virtual server.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦           +--CN=Domain - Contains specified domains for which SMTP mail is accepted.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       ¦           +--CN=RoutingSources
            ¦   ¦       ¦       +--CN=Microsoft System Attendant
            ¦   ¦       ¦       +--CN=Microsoft MTA - Permits configuration of X.400 protocol.
            ¦   ¦       ¦       +--CN=Microsoft DXA
            ¦   ¦       ¦       +--CN=InformationStore - Contains all storage groups (and information stores) on this server.
            ¦   ¦       ¦           +--CN=First Storage Group - By default, holds the public information store and the private information store objects.
            ¦   ¦       ¦               +--CN=Public Folder Store (Server Name) - Stores public folder trees.
            ¦   ¦       ¦               +--CN=Mailbox Store (Server Name) - Stores users' mailboxes.
            ¦   ¦       +--CN=Routing Groups - Contains defined Routing Groups. Routing Groups define a set of "well-connected" servers for message transport purposes.
            ¦   ¦       ¦   +--CN=RoutingGroup2
            ¦   ¦       ¦   +--CN=First Routing Group
            ¦   ¦       ¦       +--CN=Connections - Contains defined connectors within the routing group.
            ¦   ¦       ¦           +--CN=Connector for Novell GroupWise
            ¦   ¦       ¦           +--CN=MS Mail Connector
            ¦   ¦       ¦           +--CN=MS Schedule Plus Free-Busy Connector
            ¦   ¦       ¦           +--CN=Exchange Connector for Lotus cc:Mail
            ¦   ¦       ¦           +--CN=Connector for Lotus Notes
            ¦   ¦       +--CN=Policies - Contains server, mailbox store, and public folder store policies.
            ¦   ¦       +--CN=Legacy GWART - Exists in mixed-mode environments.
            ¦   ¦       +--CN=Folder Hierarchies - Contains all public folder trees in the organization.
            ¦   ¦       ¦   +--CN=Public Folders - The default public folder tree.
            ¦   ¦       +--CN=Exchange Conferencing - Permits configuration of the Conferencing Manager Service.
            ¦   ¦       ¦   +--CN={GUID}
            ¦   ¦       ¦       +--CN=Exchange Video Conferencing Service
            ¦   ¦       ¦       +--CN=Exchange Data Conferencing Service
            ¦   ¦       ¦           +--CN=Server1
            ¦   ¦       +--CN=Chat Networks - Contains Chat Communities that each have channels and their own administrative settings.
            ¦   ¦       ¦   +--CN=ChatNetwork2
            ¦   ¦       ¦   +--CN=Default-Chat-Network
            ¦   ¦       +--CN=Advanced Security
            ¦   ¦           +--CN=Encryption
            ¦   +--CN=Addressing
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=Display-Templates
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=Address-Types
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=Address-Templates
            ¦   +--CN=Address Lists Container - Contains address-list configuration data. Address lists are query results that identify recipients based upon specific criteria.
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=Offline Address Lists - Contains address lists that can be downloaded by clients for offline use.
            ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=OfflineAddressBook2
            ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=Default Offline Address Book
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=All Global Address Lists - Contains global address lists for the entire organization. Multiple lists can be created for multi-domain hosting.
            ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=GlobalAddressList2
            ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=Default Global Address List
            ¦   ¦   ¦       +--CN=User2
            ¦   ¦   ¦       +--CN=Administrator
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=All Address Lists - Contains all default and custom recipient address lists.
            ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=Public Folders
            ¦   ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=PF1
            ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=All Users
            ¦   ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=User2
            ¦   ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=Administrator
            ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=All Groups
            ¦   ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=Group1
            ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=All Contacts
            ¦   ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=Contact1
            ¦   ¦   ¦   +--CN=All Conferencing Resources
            ¦   ¦   ¦       +--CN=ConfRes1
            ¦   ¦   +--CN=Recipient Update Services - Permits configuration of the service that builds the address lists, including the frequency of updates and identification of the server performing the task.
            ¦   ¦       +--CN=Address List Service (Enterprise Configuration)
            ¦   ¦       +--CN=Recipient Update Service (Server Name)
            ¦   +--CN=Add-Ins
            +--CN=Active Directory Connections
                


Additional query words: XADM

Keywords: kbinfo KB252370