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Planning Considerations

1 Network Layout Within a Site
To reduce traffic across bridges and routers, locate servers on the same local area network (LAN) segments as the users.
2 Integrating Network Operating Systems
If users in your site have a network operating system other than Windows NT Server, you may need to install additional software to integrate the clients with Microsoft Exchange Server.
3 Defining the Users in Your Site
To optimize performance, group users and determine usage patterns.
4 Connecting to Other Sites
When planning connections to other sites, consider redundancy, bandwidth, and network traffic.
5 Message Routing Strategy
When planning connections to other sites and systems, consider your message routing strategy.
6 Client Languages
Consider what languages your users will need.
7 Remote Access
Decide what type of remote access services your site will support.
8 Directory Replication
Consider your strategy for directory replication if your organization spans multiple sites.
9 Public Folders
Determine how you will provide public folder access.
10 Backing Up and Restoring Servers
Plan your organization's strategy for backing up and restoring servers, including how frequently backups will occur and the type of backup mode that meets your organization's needs.