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  • Copyright 2009
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-265007-X
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Exchange Server 2007 How-To

Real Solutions for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Administrators

J. Peter Bruzzese

Need fast, reliable, easy-to-implement solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007? This book delivers exactly what you’re looking for. You’ll find tested, step-by-step procedures for everything from planning deployment and infrastructure through installing, configuring, managing, and securing Exchange in your production environment. Completely up-to-date, this book reflects Exchange Server 2007’s newest features, including the significant enhancements introduced with Service Pack 1. When time is of the essence, turn here first: get answers you can trust–and use–right now!

Fast, Accurate, and Easy-to-Use!

  • Prepare for deployment with the right hardware, software, server roles, and storage architecture
  • Upgrade, transition, or migrate from previous versions of Exchange–or from Novell or Lotus
  • Install roles, Edge Transport Servers, Active/Passive mailboxes, and more
  • Work with Exchange Management Console and Exchange Management Shell
  • Discover best practices for managing Exchange disk storage
  • Efficiently manage users, distribution groups, and mailboxes
  • Create and use Administrative Roles, Address Lists, Offline Address Books, and Managed Content Settings
  • Configure Client Access Servers, including Outlook Web Access, ActiveSync, and Outlook Anywhere
  • Fight spam with Exchange Server 2007’s powerful antispam features
  • Design and deploy disaster recovery plans you can trust
  • Plan and implement the best high availability options for your environment
  • Configure Unified Messaging to deliver voicemail and fax services
  • Monitor and troubleshoot Exchange

J. Peter Bruzzese (cofounder of ClipTraining.com) is an independent consultant, trainer, and author of the

monthly column Exclusively Exchange. Bruzzese’s website, exclusivelyexchange.com, provides screencasts about Exchange 2007 SP1, as well as Exchange blog postings and peer assistance. He has consulted with clients ranging from Goldman Sachs to Microsoft, and instructed for leading training organizations such as CBT Nuggets (for their Exchange 2007 Certification Series) and New Horizons. Bruzzese writes the Enterprise Windows blog for InfoWorld, contributes to Redmond and WindowsITPro Magazines, and speaks regularly at the MCP TechMentor Conferences. His recent books include Tricks of the Windows Vista Masters and Administrator’s Guide to Microsoft Office 2007 Servers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction    1

1    Introduction to Exchange 2007 SP1

An Overview of Exchange 2007 SP1     6

New Features for Exchange 2007     7

Additional Features with SP1    8

Your Next Step     9

Choose Your Exchange Server Roles      9

Determine Your Server Type: Server 2003 or 2008    10

Choose Your Exchange 2007 Version    11

Choose the Right Hardware for the Role    12

The Processor      12

The Memory      13

Disk Space     13

Ensure the Needed Software Is Installed First     15

.NET Framework v. 3.0 or 2.0 with Hotfix or SP1      15

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0     15

PowerShell 1.0     16

Ensure Components Are Installed Per Server Role    16

Plan Your Exchange Storage Architecture      17

2    Consider Deployment Scenarios

Make Heads or Tails of Upgrade Terminology     22

Upgrade from Exchange 2007 RTM to SP1    23

Transition from Exchange 2000/2003 to Exchange 2007      24

Deciding Which Servers to Replace First     25

Preparing AD     26

Moving Over Mailboxes     27

Using 2007 as a Public Folder Replica     30

Phasing Out 2000/2003     34

Migrate from Exchange 5.5     35

Migrate from Lotus Domino     36

Migrate from Novell GroupWise     37

Evaluate Third-Party Solutions      37

3    Install Exchange 2007

Perform a Readiness Check Using the Exchange Best Practices Analyzer    40

Perform a Typical Installation of Roles      42

Perform a Custom Installation     46

Install an Edge Transport Server      48

Preparing the Edge Transport Directory Service     48

Configuring the DNS Suffix and Adding a Host Record for the Edge Servers      49

Installing the Edge Server    50

Making the Connection with an HT Server    51

Perform a Mailbox Active/Passive Installation    52

Install the Active Side on Server 2003     53

Install the Active Side on Server 2008     54

Install the Passive Side on Server 2003/2008     54

Work with the EMC and the Exchange Management Shell      55

The Exchange Management Console    55

The Exchange Management Shell     56

4    Manage Storage and Databases

Manage Storage Groups      60

Create a New Storage Group     60

Remove a Storage Group     61

Move a Storage Group Path     62

Enable or Disable Circular Logging for a Storage Group     63

Storage Group Properties from the Exchange

Management Shell    64

Create Mailbox Databases     65

Remove a Mailbox Database     66

Mount/Dismount Mailbox Databases    66

Manage MB Database Properties    67

The General Tab    68

The Limits Tab    69

The Clients Settings Tab     71

Additional MB Database Management Issues      72

Manage Public Folder Databases     74

Creating a New Public Folder Database      75

Creating and Removing Public Folders     75

Mail-Enabling and Disabling Public Folders     76

Configuring Public Folder Database Settings    77

Configuring Public Folder Settings      79

Configure a Best-Practice Disk Strategy     80

5    Manage Recipients

Modify Recipient Configuration     84

Create User Mailboxes     85

Create a Mailbox for an Existing User      85

Create a Mailbox for a New User    87

Remove a Mailbox     89

Disable a Mailbox      89

Create a Linked Mailbox      90

Create Resource Mailboxes     92

Create a Room Mailbox      92

Create an Equipment Mailbox     93

Configure Resource Mailbox Properties      93

Manage Resource Mailboxes    95

Resource Settings     96

Create Mail-Enabled Contacts and Mail-Enabled Users      99

Create a New Mail Contact     99

Create a New Mail User      101

Create Distribution Groups and Dynamic Distribution Groups    102

Create a New Distribution Group    103

Mail-Enable a Distribution Group    104

Create a New Dynamic Distribution Group     105

Configure Expansion Servers     107

Advanced Distribution or Dynamic Distribution

List Properties    108

6    Manage Organization Permissions and Mailbox Settings

Create Exchange Administrative Roles     112

Work with Address Lists     114

Create an Address List     115

Apply Address Lists      116

Edit Address Lists     116

Preview Members of an Address List     117

Multiple Global Address Lists      117

Work with Offline Address Books      120

Create an Offline Address Book     120

Move the OAB Generation Server      121

Change the Default OAB    122

View and Modify OAB Properties    122

Require SSL for OAB Distribution     123

Assign OAB to Clients at the Database and Individual Mailbox Levels    124

Use Managed Content Settings     125

Grasp the Meaning of Managed Content Settings     125

The Process of Managed Folders and Policy Creation

and Application      126

Create New Managed Default Folders     127

Create New Managed Content Settings     127

Create a New Managed Custom Folder      129

Create a Managed Folder Mailbox Policy     130

Applying a Folder Policy to a Recipient    131

The Managed Folder Assistant      132

Configure Mailbox Properties and Settings     132

Mailbox Settings Tab     133

Mail Flow Settings Tab     133

Mailbox Features Tab      135

7    Configure the Client Access Server (CAS)

Administer the CAS Role      138

IIS Integration      139

Manage OWA     141

Configuring the OWA Properties in the EMC      141

Using the IIS Manager to Simplify the URL for OWA     146

Configure SSL and Certificates     148

Manage Exchange ActiveSync     150

Create and Apply ActiveSync Mailbox Policies     151

The General Tab of the ActiveSync Policy    153

The Password Tab of the ActiveSync Policy    153

The Sync Settings Tab of the ActiveSync Policy     153

The Device Tab of the ActiveSync Policy     154

The Advanced Tab of the ActiveSync Policy    155

Assign an ActiveSync Policy to Users    156

Manage a Mobile Device     156

Enable and Configure Outlook Anywhere     158

Install RPC over HTTP on Windows Server 2003    158

Install RPC over HTTP on Windows Server 2008    158

Enable Outlook Anywhere     159

Configure Clients to Use Outlook Anywhere      160

Enable POP3 and IMAP4      162

8    Administrate Transport Settings

Work with Accepted Domains    166

Confirm the Domain Type     167

Create a New Accepted Domain     168

Implement Email Address Policies      168

Alter the Default Email Policy     169

Create a New Email Policy     170

Work with Remote Domains    171

Alter the Default Remote Domain Settings     171

Create a New Remote Domain      173

Set Transport Rules      174

Design a Transport Rule    174

Create a Transport Rule      177

Configure Journaling     178

Manage Connectors (Send and Receive)    180

Establish EdgeSync Subscriptions      183

Enable Antispam Configuration     185

The Nine Antispam Features     185

Antispam Updates      188

9    Design and Deploy Disaster Recovery Settings

Design for Disaster    190

Disaster Recovery Solutions     190

Disaster Readiness      191

Recover Deleted Items and Mailboxes    191

Deleted Item Recovery     192

Deleted Mailbox Recovery    192

Backup and Recover Data (Server 2003 and 2008)     194

Backup and Recovery with Server 2003    194

Backup and Recovery with Server 2008    198

What are Volume Shadow Copies?     199

Implement Database Portability     200

Relocate a Database      200

Restore a Database to a New Server    201

Work with Recovery Storage Groups      203

Use Dial-Tone Restores     206

Perform a Dial-Tone Recovery on the Same Server     206

Perform a Dial-Tone Recovery on a Different Server     208

Recover a Non-Mailbox Role      208

Server Restore Points to Remember     209

Edge Transport Recovery      210

10    Design and Deploy High Availability for Exchange 2007

Choose a High Availability Solution    212

Local Continuous Replication     213

Cluster Continuous Replication     213

Standby Continuous Replication     214

Single Copy Clusters     215

Choose a High Availability Option      216

Enable Local Continuous Replication      217

Enable LCR on an Existing Storage Group      217

Enable LCR for a New Storage Group and Database    219

Verify LCR Is Functional     219

Recover from Disk Failure     220

Configure Cluster Continuous Replication    222

Configuring Cluster Services with Server 2003     223

Configuring Cluster Services with Server 2008     229

Making Changes to the Transport Dumpster     236

Confirm the CCR Cluster Is Performing Properly     237

Implement Standby Continuous Replication (SCR)    237

Utilize Single Copy Clusters    239

Design CAS High Availability     240

Design Hub Transport High Availability     242

Design Edge Transport and Unified Messaging High Availability     243

11    Configure a Unified Messaging Server

Envision Unified Messaging Within Your Environment    246

Unified Messaging Features      246

Examine Your Hardware Needs for Unified Messaging     248

Configure a Unified Messaging Server     250

Create a Dial Plan     250

Create a UM IP Gateway    254

Configure the UM Mailbox Policy      256

Configure the Auto Attendant    259

Enable UM Users      264

Put the Pieces Together     266

12    Monitor and Troubleshoot Your Exchange Environment

Monitor Your Exchange Environment    270

Performance Monitor     270

Event Viewer     274

Performance Troubleshooter     276

Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM 2005)      280

Use the Exchange 2007 Toolbox to Troubleshoot     282

The Best Practices Analyzer      282

Disaster Recovery Tools      284

Mail Flow Tools     285

Use the EMS Test Cmdlets for Troubleshooting      288

Index    291


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