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What were the limitations in Exchange Server 4.0? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I would like to know the advantages of Exchange 4.0 over Exchange 1.0 and its limitations.
    Monday, June 6, 2011 11:39 AM

Answers

  • Haha Sembee... that Wiki page says that both Exchange 1.0 and 4.0 did not support SMTP.  SMTP was first incorporated into Exchange in 5.0.

     

     


    Clint Boessen MVP - Exchange Server, MCSE, MCITPx4, Dip Network Engineering
    Perth, Western Australia

    Blog: http://clintboessen.blogspot.com/

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    • Marked as answer by TechEx Tuesday, June 7, 2011 6:55 AM
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:31 AM
  • You are asking about products are that over 15 years old, so that is why no one is taking your seriously. I expect most people using this site have never even heard of them.

    This page at Wikipedia goes in the products in more depth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchange_Server

    Simon.

     


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Thursday, June 9, 2011 1:37 AM
    Monday, June 6, 2011 9:38 PM
  • On Tue, 7 Jun 2011 06:30:43 +0000, TechEx wrote:
     
    >But I want to hear that...
    >
    >I want to know the evolution of exchange server and its journey till date...
     
    See this link:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158530
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by TechEx Thursday, June 9, 2011 6:19 AM
    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:56 AM

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  • Is this 1997?

    Exchange 1.0 didn't exist.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    Monday, June 6, 2011 1:36 PM
  • Ok, then let me consider adopting Exchange 5.0 when it comes out. I hear Microsoft is working hard on it and it may change the landscape of email forever, displacing these UNIX based servers in the Enterprise. Of course, most people think that's about as likely as that other new technology, VoIP, making a dent in the mission critical Digital PBX space. :D
    Monday, June 6, 2011 5:33 PM
  • Not received any justified answer...
    Monday, June 6, 2011 6:20 PM
  • You are asking about products are that over 15 years old, so that is why no one is taking your seriously. I expect most people using this site have never even heard of them.

    This page at Wikipedia goes in the products in more depth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchange_Server

    Simon.

     


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Thursday, June 9, 2011 1:37 AM
    Monday, June 6, 2011 9:38 PM
  • On Mon, 6 Jun 2011 11:39:09 +0000, TechEx wrote:
     
    >I would like to know the advantages of Exchange 4.0 over Exchange 1.0 and its limitations.
     
    Exchange 4.0 was the 1st release of Microsoft Exchange Server. Before
    that, there was release 3.x of Microsoft Mail.
     
    I might still have a copy of Exchange 4.0 from 1996 in the basement. I
    dumped the MS Mail stuff two years ago. :-)
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 1:02 AM
  • On Mon, 6 Jun 2011 13:36:43 +0000, Sembee wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >Is this 1997?
     
    1996. ;-)
     
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    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 1:02 AM
  • On Mon, 6 Jun 2011 17:33:05 +0000, FDoremieux wrote:
     
    >Ok, then let me consider adopting Exchange 5.0 when it comes out.
     
    Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 was released in 1997.
     
    >I hear Microsoft is working hard on it and it may change the landscape of email forever, displacing these UNIX based servers in the Enterprise. Of course, most people think that's about as likely as that other new technology, VoIP, making a dent in the mission critical Digital PBX space. :D
     
    Ahhh . . . I get it -- messages from the past. Exchange 5.5 was a much
    better release. You should wait for that one to be released.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 1:05 AM
  • Haha Sembee... that Wiki page says that both Exchange 1.0 and 4.0 did not support SMTP.  SMTP was first incorporated into Exchange in 5.0.

     

     


    Clint Boessen MVP - Exchange Server, MCSE, MCITPx4, Dip Network Engineering
    Perth, Western Australia

    Blog: http://clintboessen.blogspot.com/

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    • Marked as answer by TechEx Tuesday, June 7, 2011 6:55 AM
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:31 AM
  • TechEx - you cannot use Exchange 4.0 and 1.0 on the internet.  Both of these do not support SMTP.
    Clint Boessen MVP - Exchange Server, MCSE, MCITPx4, Dip Network Engineering
    Perth, Western Australia

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    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:32 AM
  • But I want to hear that...

    I want to know the evolution of exchange server and its journey till date...

     

    By the way, thanks for the response...:)

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 6:30 AM
  • On Tue, 7 Jun 2011 02:31:11 +0000, Clint Boessen wrote:
     
    >Haha Sembee... that Wiki page says that both Exchange 1.0 and 4.0 did not support SMTP. SMTP was first incorporated into Exchange in 5.0.
     
    Exchange 4.0 could use SMTP, too. You just had to pay extra for the
    license to use the connector.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:55 AM
  • On Tue, 7 Jun 2011 06:30:43 +0000, TechEx wrote:
     
    >But I want to hear that...
    >
    >I want to know the evolution of exchange server and its journey till date...
     
    See this link:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158530
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by TechEx Thursday, June 9, 2011 6:19 AM
    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:56 AM
  • On Tue, 7 Jun 2011 02:31:11 +0000, Clint Boessen wrote:
     
    >Haha Sembee... that Wiki page says that both Exchange 1.0 and 4.0 did not support SMTP. SMTP was first incorporated into Exchange in 5.0.
     
    Exchange 4.0 could use SMTP, too. You just had to pay extra for the
    license to use the connector.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP

    How you know this - I do not want to know! :P
    Clint Boessen MVP - Exchange Server, MCSE, MCITPx4, Dip Network Engineering
    Perth, Western Australia

    Blog: http://clintboessen.blogspot.com/

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    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:51 AM
  • On Wed, 8 Jun 2011 01:51:25 +0000, Clint Boessen wrote:
     
    >On Tue, 7 Jun 2011 02:31:11 +0000, Clint Boessen wrote:
     
    [ snip ]
     
    >How you know this - I do not want to know! :P
     
    Do the initials "BTDT" bring anything to mind?
     
    The software was delivered on a 3-1/2 inch "floppy" disk (at least it
    wasn't on a 5-1/4" media!).
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 10:05 PM
  • Hi Rich!
    Thanks for the information...
    On Tue, 7 Jun 2011 06:30:43 +0000, TechEx wrote:
     
    >But I want to hear that...
    >
    >I want to know the evolution of exchange server and its journey till date...
     
    See this link:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158530
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP


    MCP
    Thursday, June 9, 2011 6:20 AM
  • Believe Rich.  He's even older than I am.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Thursday, June 9, 2011 8:35 PM
    Moderator
  • Exchange 4.0 supports SMTP with the Internet Mail Connector.  It's how we connect our Exchange 4.0 server to Banyan VINES.
    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Thursday, June 9, 2011 8:36 PM
    Moderator
  • On Thu, 9 Jun 2011 20:36:13 +0000, Ed Crowley [MVP] wrote:
     
    >Exchange 4.0 supports SMTP with the Internet Mail Connector. It's how we connect our Exchange 4.0 server to Banyan VINES.
     
    Yep. It's right there on page 32 of the Microsoft Exchange Server
    (E-Mail Server with Integrated Groupware) Installation Guide (c)1996:
     
    "Internet Mail
    Use the Internet Mail Connector to connect two Microsoft Exchange
    Sever sites or to connect a site to an Internet mail system."
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Friday, June 10, 2011 1:26 AM
  • You pulled that page number from memory, didn't you, Rich?
    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Sunday, June 12, 2011 11:14 PM
    Moderator
  • On Sun, 12 Jun 2011 23:14:35 +0000, Ed Crowley [MVP] wrote:
     
    >You pulled that page number from memory, didn't you, Rich?
     
    Well, if remembering where I'd put the little booklet counts, sure.
    ;-)
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Monday, June 13, 2011 2:32 AM
  • I think the biggest limitation would be that I doubt you could even install it on any modern OS. I suppose you could install it on NT4, but really, is this a joke? I honestly have a real copy of exchange 4.0, box and all, but it's a seriously LOL product.Exchange really wasnt any good until 5.5, and even then was seriously limited. Despite all the haters, I think the 2007 product is good, and my company has no desire to move.
    Monday, June 13, 2011 7:15 PM