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Experts' favorite Exchange Server freeware

This collection of tool downloads will help you get your Exchange Server environment in tip-top shape -- and you won't have to spend a dime.

This tip originally appeared on SearchExchange.com, a sister site of SearchCIO-Midmarket.com.

We asked our SearchExchange.com experts to tell us their top five freeware tools for Microsoft Exchange. The following is a list of what they say is the best Exchange Server freeware on the Web.

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Peter terSteeg's Top Five Favorite Downloads

Peter terSteeg
  1. Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool: Identifies items that do not conform to Microsoft best practices.
  2. PFDavAdmin: Sets and recaptures permissions on public folders and Exchange mailboxes.
  3. Exchange Intelligent Message Filter: Message filtering, analysis and support.
  4. Exchange Server WinRoute: Exchange routing tool.
  5. OutlookSpy: Manages hidden Outlook properties and settings.

Peter terSteeg is our deployment and migration expert. View his responses to your questions.

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Richard Luckett's Top Five Favorite Downloads

Richard Luckett
  1. Microsoft Security Configuration Wizard: Attack-surface reduction tool
  2. Sam Spade: Network query tool
  3. The Antivirus Test File: Find out if your antivirus program is running correctly
  4. Telnet: Diagnostic tool for remote computers
  5. Exchange Message Tracking Center: Helps find messages and checks status of emails

Richard Luckett is our spam and security expert. View his responses to your questions.

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Patricia Guerrero's Top Five Favorite Downloads

Patricia Guerrero
  1. Server Performance Advisor: Server performance diagnostic tool
  2. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer: Detects common security misconfigurations and missing updates
  3. Ad-aware SE: Spyware removal utility
  4. SuperScan: Determine which ports are listening on a particular server or set of servers
  5. NWTools: Web-based network tool

Patricia Guerrero is our clients and mobility expert. View her responses to your questions.


This was last published in October 2005

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