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Hello,
What are the best practices for just routine maintenance for Exchange, SQL, and SBS servers?
i.e. Rebuilding databases, ect.

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For SQL:
http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/110107-ch8-sql-server.html?page=5

For Exchange Server:
Don't touch the server other than to change the backup tapes.
As with many things in life, it requires a good start in life.
High quality hardware, built to the agreed best practises.
Non-domain controller, up to date on patches etc.
Configure the antivirus, antispam and other utilities, then let it run.
Most problems come when people start to "fiddle", change things.

Keep an eye on the transaction logs, the SMTP queues and the event logs.
They will give you a clue if something is wrong.
Also see Microsoft MOF:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2000/maintain/e2kops1.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2000/maintain/opsguide.mspx 
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Thanks, great info on SQL.
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