Exchange Server Protocols
The Microsoft Exchange Server protocol documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols (including extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols) that are used by Microsoft Exchange Server to communicate with other Microsoft products.
The documentation is designed to describe each protocol in detail as it is used by Microsoft Exchange Server. Each protocol specification documents the technical requirements, limitations, dependencies, and Microsoft-specific protocol behavior.
The documentation also includes a set of companion overview and reference documents that supplement the technical specifications with conceptual background, overviews of interprotocol relationships and interactions, and technical reference information, such as common data types and error codes.
In addition to being available on this Web site, the Microsoft Exchange Server protocols documentation set is also available as a download package in .zip file format:
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