Exchange 2000 Conferencing Server Downloadable Documentation

    The Microsoft Exchange 2000 Conferencing Server documentation provided on this page includes information to help you with planning and installation.
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        The Exchange 2000 Conferencing Server documentation includes information to help you with planning and installation. You can also use this help file as your guide for running Exchange 2000 Conferencing Server. Copies of these files are included in the Evaluation Edition and the fully purchased product. Below is a brief overview for each for the chapters that are included with the documentation. This .chm file also includes a glossary of frequently used terms.

        Chapter 1: Welcome to Exchange 2000 Conferencing Server
        This chapter includes an introduction, benefits, and a look at using Exchange 2000 Conferencing Server.

        Chapter 2: Exchange Conferencing Server Concepts
        This chapter addresses the primary components of Exchange Conferencing Server—Conference Management Service, Data Conferencing Provider, and Video Conferencing Provider. Data Conferencing Provider, which is based on T.120 protocols, and Video Conferencing Provider, which is based on internet multicast protocols, are called conference technology providers.

        Conference Management Service allows you to coordinate and manage conferencing technologies and resources, and track and control access to conferences. Data Conferencing Provider is a conferencing technology that provides multiple collaboration tools, including multiparty application sharing, chat, whiteboard drawings, and file transfer. Video Conferencing Provider is a conferencing technology that provides multiparty video and audio conferences over multicast-enabled IP networks. Conference participants can see and hear each other simultaneously, eliminating the need for a parallel teleconference. The multicast-enabled network optimizes network bandwidth, while distributing audio and video communications to conference participants.

        Chapter 3: Planning Your Exchange Conferencing Server Installation
        Before you install Exchange 2000 Conferencing Server, you must review the overall system and component requirements. This chapter discusses some of the global planning issues, such as system requirements, hardware requirements, permissions, and best practices.

        Chapter 4: Component Planning
        Chapter four discusses specific component planning issues. Conference Management Service is the number of conferencing sites that your organization needs and where to install them depends on your organization's network topology and the demand for online conferencing. Analyze aspects of your organization, such as anticipated schedule load, logical separation of conferences, and multisite conference topologies—to decide how many conferencing sites you need and where to install them.

        How you deploy Data Conferencing Provider depends on the topology and other characteristics of your network. You can take a look at best practices for deployment, and study the criteria that affect the deployment architecture for data conferencing, such as Microsoft Windows 2000 site architecture, remote data conferencing sites, and network considerations. If you plan to use video conferences in your organization, you must ensure that your users are on multicast-enabled networks, or that they can be bridged into a video conference. The following topics are addressed in this chapter that help you implement video conferencing in your organization:

        • Multicast basics

        • DHCP and MADCAP configuration

        • Network configuration

        • Resources

        • Best practices

        Chapter 5: Installation and Configuration
        This chapter describes the tasks you need to complete before you install Exchange 2000 Conferencing Server, and the tasks you need to complete after the installation.

    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP

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