Today we kick off Robert's Rules of Exchange, a series of blog posts in which we take a fictitious company, describe their existing Exchange implementation, and then walk through the thought processes behind the design, installation, and configuration of their Exchange 2010 environment. Robert's Rules of Exchange: Table of Blog Contents will serve as a reference for all posts in this series.

This post provides an overview of the scenario that will be used throughout this series. Here, we'll define the RobertsRules.ms network, the servers, the situation in which the company finds itself, and the goals and requirements around implementation of Exchange 2010 in their environment.

The Robert's Rules Company

Robert's Rules is a fictitious company that creates straight edges designed for engineering and drafting work. For those of you that do not speak English as a first language, please reference http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rule - definition 4 for this use of the word "rule". Some of our competition can be seen here: http://www.bing.com/shopping/search?q=engineering%20ruler&qpvt=engineering+ruler.

Robert's Rules is located in the United States, and has a proud southern US heritage. The main datacenter is in Huntsville, AL (referred to as "HSV"). Another smaller datacenter is located at Lightfoot Hollow (referred to as "LFH"), which is in Winchester, TN. Both of these datacenters host Exchange servers and provide email services for Robert's Rules users.

Robert's Rules has an Internet domain that is primarily used for email services. This domain is RobertsRules.ms. At this time, the RobertsRules.ms domain provides no other public Internet services.

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