EXchange 2007 Install and Configure Notes

September 15, 2007

Notes on Exchange 2007 15-09-2007

Filed under: EXchange, Migration — Preetam @ 2:12 pm

What type of AD topology allows you to separate the administration of Exchange server from that of Active directory ?

== > It is Resource Forest topology, while in case of Cross forest topology you have EXchange in both the forest, so if two organizations have to communicate with each other they should have Edge servers in both the forest.

New administrative roles introduced in EXchange 2007

  1. EXchange Organization Administration
  2. EXchange Server Administration
  3. EXchange recipient Administration
  4. EXchange Read-Only Administration


  • You cannot use Exchange system manager to manage EXchange 2007 and vice-versa.
  • EMC: EXchange Management console
  • EMS: EXchange Management Shell


Transition Path

In Transition you need to introduce Exchange 2007 server into existing organization and move mailbox from 2000/2003 to 2007.

You can transition from Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007, provided Exchange organization is in 2000/2003 Native mode. If the organization is in mixed-mode transition path is not possible. When you transition to 2007, make a point to bring in Client Access Server role first, then other roles on the same lines are front-end must be upgraded first, then back-end.


You can migrate from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2007 however in this case you have to create new organization and put Exchange 2007 into that organization. This path has lots of challenges compare to Transition path, So simple alternative will be to upgrade to Exchange 2003 and then transition to Exchange 2007.

In-place upgrade is not supported and technically many not be possible, since previous of Exchange never came with 64 bits.


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