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Category: Exchange 2007

Mailbox Server

What is Mailbox Server?

Mailbox Server is one of the 5 email server roles introduced in Microsoft Exchange 2007. This server role is responsible for managing mailboxes and public folder databases.

What Does Mailbox Server Do?

A Mailbox Server’s basic function is to provide improved management for mailbox database management.  Users connecting to their mailboxes through Microsoft Outlook access this server directly.

For users coming through Outlook Anywhere, mailbox server makes available all the data through CAS server.

Deployment Considerations

Category: Exchange 2007

Message Tracking In Exchange 2003 & 2007

 In most organizations, employees complain about undelivered mails making message trackings a need. Troubleshooting this problem leads to analysis of log files maintained by exchange server. This tutorial covers message tracking in exchange 2007.

You can’t do configuration in ‘Exchange Management Console (EMC)’ compared to ‘Exchange Management Shell’ (EMS). By default, message tracking is enabled in Microsoft Exchange 2007. The only way to confirm is:

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Transitioning From Exchange Server 2003 To 2007 (SP3) Part-1

This article will explain in detail about how to transit from Exchange server 2003 to Exchange server 2007. First, let me explain the scenario illustrated below.

We have one domain controller which is running on a Windows Server 2003 with SP2 Enterprise Edition (32 Bit). The same computer is also holding the roles such as the DNS, Global catalog and Schema master.

Another computer which is running on a Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2 Enterprise Edition (32 Bit) is already installed with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 with SP2.

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Transitioning from Exchange Server 2003 to 2007 (SP3) Part 2

In the second part of this article, I am going to provide a detailed explanation on how to install the Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 if you have an existing exchange server 2003 organization. With Windows Server 2008 R2 as an operating system, I need to install the Exchange server 2007 SP3 to ensure system compatibility. If you want to install Exchange 2007 SP1/SP2, then you need to have Windows Server 2008 SP2 operating system because the R2 could only support the Exchange 2007 SP3.

The screenshot shown below denotes that the Server is already equipped with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition. I have named this server  “TECHEXCHG2007.techno.com”.

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Backup Databases with ES 2007 SP2

The ES 2007 has launched a new feature in Windows Server Backup, among many, in SP2 to do exchange backup. It takes backup snapshots using the Volume Shadow Service (VSS) which makes a backup of the whole volume containing exchange data and not ES application itself. In this article, I will show you the installation and configuration of Window Server Backup under Window Server 2008.

Window Server Backup Installation:

- Open ‘Server Manager’ then expands ‘Features Summary’ then select ‘Add Features’.

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Creation of Groups from Exchange Management Console (EMC)

  • Two types of  distribution groups can be created from EMC

Universal security

  1. Universal Distribution

Universal Distribution Group:

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Exchange 2010 Security

State-of-the-art won't do, even the most advanced version of Exchange Server. Security is inevitably a circumstantial matter, and you'll always have to tailor things to a custom specification. Naturally, you'll inadvertently annoy your users, since securing attack surfaces is the corollary of taking away things people used to take for granted. Access to services might be disrupted, and features are no longer as easy to reach as before.