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Exchange Server 2007

64-bit is required for production servers
No in-place upgrade from Exchange 2003 64-bit Xeon processor or Pentiums with EM64T (NOT the Itanium
or IA64) Any of the AMD64 processors (Opteron, Athlon and Turion)

32-bit is available for evaluation, but is not supported in

production System and Exchange partitions have to be formatted with NTFS file system

Windows OS Configuration
Exchange 2007 can be installed on
Windows 2003 SP1 or Windows 2003 R2 Windows Components NNTP Service must not be installed SMTP Service does not have to be installed.
(It will be disabled during Setup if found.) Mailbox and Client Access Roles require the World Wide Web Service

Additional Components
.NET Framework 2.0* Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0* Windows PowerShell 1.0 (aka Monad)
*These are included in Windows Server 2003 R2

New Features for Server Scalability

Production versions of Exchange Server 2007 will run only on 64-bit operating systems 32-bit operating systems: Are limited by the memory address space

Create a disk I/O performance bottleneck

64-bit operating systems: Can address up to 16 exabytes of memory Can decrease disk I/O by up to 75%

New Features for Messaging Administrators

Exchange Server 2007 provides two new management tools: Exchange Management Console Redesigned GUI Exchange Management Shell

Simplified command-line and scripting tool

Other new administrative features include:

Client Autodiscover
Server rolebased architecture

New Features for Availability

Exchange Server 2007 provides:
Local Continuous Replication to maintain two copies of a storage group on the same server

Clustered Continuous Replication to maintain two copies of a storage group on multiple servers
The replica storage group can be used for backup Deploy multiple servers in each server role to provide redundancy

New Features for Messaging Security

Exchange Server 2007 provides:
A new server rolebased antivirus API Forefront Security for Exchange Server Spam filtering, including: Connection filtering, sender filtering, Sender ID filtering and recipient filtering Automatic updating of spam filters Content filtering Sender reputation filtering

New Features for Messaging Policy Compliance

Messaging policy compliance is required by both government regulations and security and business rules Exchange Server 2007 helps enforce policy compliance by: Providing transport rules to apply policies to messages in transit

Messaging Records Management rules to apply policies to messages in user mailboxes

Multi-mailbox search capabilities

Message journaling to a Windows SharePoint Services list

New Features for Exchange Server Users

Exchange Server 2007 provides:
Outlook Web Access enhancements Unified Messaging

Out-of-Office Assistant enhancements

Calendar Concierge Improved mobile access to e-mail

Exchange Server Roles Overview

In Exchange Server 2007, servers are installed with specific functional roles: Hub Transport server role Mailbox server role Edge Transport server role

Client Access server role

Unified Messaging server role

Server Roller
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Client Access Mailbox Hub Transport Unified Messaging

Message Flow Overview

Edge Transport server role
Hub Transport server role

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Mailbox server role Client Access server role

Supported Active Directory Forest Topologies

A single-forest topology

A multiple-forest topology

A resource-forest topology

What Features Are Not Available in Exchange Server 2007?

OWA access to public folders IMAP and NNTP access to public folders

Coexistence with Exchange 5.5 Server GroupWise and Lotus Notes connector and migration tools Administrative groups Routing groups

Active/active Clustering
Interoperability with X.400 messaging systems

Course 3938A

Updating Your Skills from Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 or Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Beta 2