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How to Cheat at Configuring Exchange Server 2007

Book Description

The Perfect Reference for the Multitasked System Administrators
The new version of Exchange is an ambitious overhaul that tries to balance the growing needs for performance, cost effectiveness, and security. For the average system administrator, it will present a difficult migration path from earlier versions and a vexing number of new features. How to Cheat will help you get Exchange Server 2007 up and running as quickly and safely as possible.

• Understand Exchange 2007 Prerequisites
Review hardware and software requirements, Active Directory requirements, and more.
• Manage Recipient Filtering
Create a custom MMC that contains the Exchange 2007 Recipients work center, which can be used, for example, by the helpdesk staff in your organization.
• Manage Outlook Anywhere
Outlook Anywhere makes it possible for your end users to remotely access their mailboxes from the Internet using their full Outlook clients.
• Manage Outlook Web Access 2007
See how Outlook Web Access 2007 was completely rewritten in managed code to make it scale even better.
• Use the Exchange 2007 Queue Viewer
You can now view information about queues and examine the messages held within them.
• Master Powerful Out-of-the-Box Spam Protection
The Edge Transport server supports SMTP, provides several antispam filtering agents, and supports antivirus extensibility.
• Manage a Single-Copy Cluster-Based Setup
SCC-based cluster provides service failover and still has a single point of failure when it comes to the databases.
• Recover Mailbox Databases
Use the improved database portability feature to port and recover a Mailbox database to any server in the Exchange 2007 organization.
  • Essential information for the multi-tasked System Administrator charged perform everyday tasks
  • Includes the latest coverage of the major new release of Exchange Server
  • Emphasizes best-practice security measures for all areas and in particular the area of remote access via Outlook

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  5. Copyright
  6. Lead Author
  7. Contributors
  8. Technical Editors
  9. Preface
  10. Chapter 1: Introducing Exchange Server 2007
    1. Introduction
    2. What Is Exchange Server 2007?
    3. Exchange 2007 Themes
    4. Architectural Goals with Exchange Server 2007
    5. Role-Based Deployment and Server Roles
    6. Unified Messaging Server Role
    7. New Management Approach
    8. Four New Work Centers
    9. Exposed CMDlet Code
    10. HA Improvements
    11. Exchange Server 2007 Services
    12. Exchange Server Permissions
    13. 64-Bit Support Only
    14. Active Directory-Based Routing Topology
    15. De-emphasized Features
    16. Discontinued Features
    17. Summary
  11. Chapter 2: Installing Exchange Server 2007
    1. Introduction
    2. Exchange 2007 Server Editions and CAL Types
    3. Exchange 2007 Prerequisites
    4. Installing Exchange 2007 Using the Setup Wizard
    5. Installing Exchange 2007 Using Unattended Setup
    6. Verifying the Installation of Exchange Server 2007
    7. Licensing an Exchange 2007 Server
    8. Finalizing Deployment of Exchange Server 2007
    9. Adding and Removing Exchange 2007 Server Roles
    10. Uninstalling Exchange Server 2007
    11. Summary
    12. Solutions Fast Track
  12. Chapter 3: Managing Recipients in Exchange 2007
    1. Introduction
    2. Managing Recipients Using the Exchange 2007 Management Console
    3. Summary
    4. Solutions Fast Track
  13. Chapter 4: Managing the Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server Role
    1. Introduction
    2. Managing the Exchange 2007 Mailbox Server
    3. Exchange 2007 Storage Groups
    4. Managing Exchange 2007 Mailbox Databases
    5. Exchange 2007 Public Folder Databases
    6. Administering Public Folder Permission Settings
    7. Managing Public Folder Replica Settings
    8. Mail-Enabling a Public Folder
    9. Moving a Mailbox or Public Folder Database
    10. Removing a Mailbox or Public Folder Database
    11. Managing Organizationwide Mailbox Server Configuration Settings
    12. Address Lists
    13. Managed Default Folders
    14. Managed Custom Folders
    15. Managed Folder Mailbox Policies
    16. Offline Address Books
    17. Creating a New Offline Address Book
    18. Summary
    19. Solutions Fast Track
  14. Chapter 5: Managing the Client Access Server
    1. Introduction
    2. Managing the Exchange 2007 Client Access Server
    3. The AutoDiscover Service
    4. The Availability Service
    5. Client Access Servers and the SSL Certificate Dilemma
    6. Managing Outlook Anywhere
    7. Managing Outlook Web Access 2007
    8. Managing Exchange ActiveSync
    9. Managing POP3/IMAP4
    10. Summary
    11. Solutions Fast Track
  15. Chapter 6: Managing the Hub Transport Server Role
    1. Introduction
    2. Message Transport and Routing Architecture in Exchange 2007
    3. Managing the Hub Transport Server
    4. Managing Message Size and Recipient Limits
    5. Message Tracking with Exchange Server 2007
    6. Using the Exchange 2007 Queue Viewer
    7. Introduction to the Exchange Mail Flow Troubleshooter Tool
    8. Configuring the Hub Transport Server as an Internet-Facing Transport Server
    9. Summary
    10. Solutions Fast Track
  16. Chapter 7: Managing the Edge Transport Server
    1. Introduction
    2. Deploying the Edge Transport Server Role
    3. Enabling Name Resolution Lookups between the Edge Transport and Hub Transport Servers Suffix
    4. Installing the ADAM Component
    5. Verifying That the EdgeSync Service Works As Expected
    6. Manually Configuring the Required Connectors
    7. Pointing Your MX Records to the Edge Transport Server
    8. Deploying Multiple Edge Transport Servers in the Organization
    9. Summary
    10. Solutions Fast Track
  17. Chapter 8: High Availability for Exchange 2007 Mailbox Servers
    1. Introduction
    2. Managing the Local Continuous Replication Feature
    3. Managing a Cluster Continuous Replication-Based Setup
    4. Managing a Single Copy Cluster-Based Setup
    5. Summary
    6. Solutions Fast Track
  18. Chapter 9: Disaster Recovery with Exchange Server 2007
    1. Introduction
    2. Backing Up Exchange 2007 Using Windows 2003 Backup
    3. Restoring Exchange 2007 Storage Groups and Databases Using Windows 2003 Backup
    4. Repairing a Corrupt or Damaged Exchange 2007 Database Using Eseutil
    5. Restoring Mailbox Data Using the Recovery Storage Group Feature
    6. Recovering an Exchange 2007 Server Using the RecoverServer Switch
    7. Recovering an Exchange 2007 Cluster Using the RecoverCMS Switch
    8. Restoring Mailbox Databases Using the Improved Database Portability Feature
    9. Summary
    10. Solutions Fast Track
  19. Chapter 10: Transitioning from Exchange 2000 or 2003 to Exchange 2007
    1. Introduction
    2. Preparing the Environment for a Transition to Exchange Server 2007
    3. Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 Coexistence
    4. Replicating Public Folders to Exchange 2007
    5. Pointing Internet Clients to the Client Access Server
    6. Moving Legacy Mailboxes to Exchange 2007
    7. Redirecting Inbound Mail to the Exchange 2007 Server
    8. Decommissioning the Legacy Exchange Server
    9. Summary
    10. Solutions Fast Track
  20. Chapter 11: Introduction to Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging
    1. Introduction
    2. What Is Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging?
    3. Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging Features
    4. The Unified Messaging Infrastructure
    5. The Unified Messaging Mailbox Policies
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
  21. Index