Exchange 2000 Server has been redesigned to reflect more accurately how most customers use Exchange in their network environments, and to allow administrators to maintain their servers based on business need, rather than on physical location.
Exchange 2000 Server has grouped servers into different
categories based on different criteria. A
Routing groups also host connectors, either to other routing groups or to other messaging systems. Exchange routing groups can be connected with a Routing Group connector, which uses native SMTP to route messages between routing groups, or with another type of connector such as an X.400 connector, or by using the Internet.
In Exchange 2000 Server, an
Although servers are divided into routing groups, and routing groups are collected into administrative groups, these divisions are not necessarily hierarchical. A server, for instance, may be administered by the Sales administrative group, even though its routing group is a part of the New York administrative group. In this case, authorized administrators of the Sales group can make changes to the server configuration, while administrators for the New York group can make changes to the routing group as a whole.
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