The administrative model organizes your Microsoft Exchange 2000
Server system topology to address organizational and
An administrative model contains the following:
Administrative groups and routing groups. Administrative
groups are used to define the administrative topology of your
organization, such as departments or divisions. Routing groups are
used to define the physical network topology of your Exchange
Policies. Policies are collections of configuration
settings that are applied to one or more Exchange objects in Active
Directory. An administrator can define a policy that controls
configuration settings across multiple servers. Once a policy is
defined and implemented, you can change the configuration of all of
the servers by editing the policy and applying the changes.
Permissions. Exchange uses the security model of
Microsoft Windows 2000 and Active Directory to manage its objects.
Each Exchange object is an Active Directory object with a set of
user or group permissions, such as Read, Write, and Delete. If the
object is a container, all objects added to it inherit its
permissions. Each object also has special extended permissions that
are specific to Exchange.