15 Tips to Optimize an Exchange 2010 Infrastructure

On Apr 28, 2005, Rui Silva wrote; : ”10 Tips to Optimize Exchange 2003 Performance



Now and after seven years, on Oct 30, 2012, he wrote; “15 Tips to Optimize an Exchange 2010 Infrastructure




At his beginnings, he focused on the points;

1. Document yourself

2. Remove obsolete Exchange 2000 tuning parameters

3. Optimize Exchange memory utilization

4. Implement an effective storage design

5. Ensure that you have fast access to AD

6. Improve backup performance

7. Install and use Exchange Best Practices Analyzer (ExBPA) Tool

8. Use Outlook 2003

9. Ensure that online maintenance runs

10. Use antivirus and antispam

Along with stress on the documentations and the performance.

Now and after years with hundreds of changes, he selected the below points to stress on;

1. Thou Shalt Know Thy Product

2. Planning and Deployment are Critical

3. Performance & Scalability

4. Compliance & Archiving

5. Tools, Tools, Tools

6. Better Together: Outlook 2010, SharePoint 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2, Lync 2010

7. The Art of Load Balancing

8. Security Best Practices

9. Mobility (Android, iPhone, Windows Phone)

10. Outlook Performance

11. Virtualization Best Practices

12. Proactively Monitor the Exchange Environment

13. DAG Optimization

14. Try Office 365

15. Prepare for Exchange 2013

With the focus on the additional readings, developments on the recommendations to make your own best practice.


Near to 10 years in the IT service delivery, and since 2013, I have managed 25 experts and with them, we delivered 700 successful projects, through 10k Man days of service, added to $100M hardware to draw a 700 beautiful IT infrastructure architecture. Experience and result-oriented approach, side by side with professionalism and team-work achieved a strong track record in developing and implementing successful strategic business plans, demonstrating a strong technical, leadership, business, communication, presentation and analytical competencies.

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