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Category: Exchange 2007

SP1 already?  Old dogs, new tricks in Exchange 2010

It's a long and arduous wait, but it was well worth it. Seasoned administrators never seem to take to new software until they've been sufficiently recognized as all-too-fallible. Therefore, we shan't be surprised that the first Service Pack for Microsoft's Exchange Server 2010 was so well-received it beat the original release's fanfare to a downright knock-out.

Category: Exchange 2007

Exchange 2007 roles explained each of the 5 roles

Exchange 2007 features a brand new concept for the Exchange organizations. This feature involves the theory of server roles, the workings of which is quite similar to that of how the Windows server is capable of hosting more than one role at a time. A comparable configuration is now implemented in the Exchange Server 2007.


Category: Exchange 2007

Delegation in exchange 2007 & 2010

Delegation in exchange 2007: It is necessary to know how to delegate server-administration-2007.

Microsoft-Exchange-Server 2007 gives the capability for the Exchange-administrators to delegate executive as well as management blame for the server to the individual otherwise assemblage of personal when it works in a spread actions organization scenario.

Category: Exchange 2007

Message Queues Under Exchange Server 2007

This article walks you through Message Queues in exchange server (ES) 2007 and how they differ from earlier versions of ES.

Message Queues

The major change in message queues, on transition from ES 2003 to ES 2007, is its tendency to manage queues centrally, under Queue Viewer tool of EMC toolbox.

Open Exchange Management Console (EMC) to select Toolbox under Microsoft Exchange. Then double-click Queue Viewer in middle-pan to open its console.

Category: Exchange 2007

Managing E-Mail Address Policies

Under Exchange Server 2007

Moving from ES 2003 to ES 2007, major change in administration of Email Address Policies is the division of responsibility between Accepted Domains and Email Address Policies. We will go through each, respectively. They were known Recipient Policies back then.

Accepted Domains:

Before creating a new email address policy, you must add the domain name under Accepted Domains tab.

Category: Exchange 2007

Mailbox Access Auditing using Exchange Server (ES) 2007 SP2

Under Window Server 2008

With the ES 2007 SP2, Microsoft has introduced a new mailbox access auditing feature among others.

It uses store.exe process, an access point for mail in mailbox databases, and enables auditing using a set of Diagnostics logging categories namely: Folder Access, Message access, ‘Extended Send As’ and ‘Extended Send On Behalf Of’. Each of the category can provide different level of logging depending on the scale specified; zero (not enable) to five (maximum logging).

Category: Exchange 2007

Send & Receive Internet Mail using HUB Transport Server

Under Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft Exchange Server (ES) provides two main roles, HUB and Edge Transport server, to send and receive internet mail.

Former is configured to be more secure so doesn’t accept mail from untrusted sources while later to accept internet mail. By default, ES 2007 installs HUB server role but not Edge server role; so most people prefer to receive internet mail without installing Edge server role and that’s what we will do in this tutorial.

Before we go through the tutorial, let see few major messaging systems components:

Category: Exchange 2007

Restriction on External E-Mail

Following the need, any organization can ask us to define a policy of internet traffic restrictions on the users. We will work on the scenario during this article.

Internet is two way traffic: inbound or outbound so we will talk of each

Managing Inbound Messages:

 Open Exchange Management Console (EMC) to select Hub Transport (HT) under Organization Configuration (OC).

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Mailbox enable newly added User in Window Server 2008 under Exchange Server 2007

Active Directory (AD) is a central repository of resources, users, computers and their groups. Each of which symbolize a unique object and its attributes. It uses Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) to add, query and modify data of directory (or repository). Best part of AD is the ability to manage most instincts centrally.

Creating User under Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC):

ADUC administrates organization of users, computers and groups with their security. We can add, delete, reset, or delete user and computer accounts using ADUC.

Category: Exchange 2007

Managing New Mailboxes Under Exchange Server (ES) 2007 Part 1

Microsoft has added many new features to ES with new mailboxes.  With a common user mailbox; now ES can have three more, Room, Equipment and Linked, Mailboxes for different scenarios like meeting room or projector. In first part of article we will talk of first two while Linked Mailbox will be covered in part two.

Room Mailboxes: