Applies to: Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-06-15
Unified Messaging combines voice messaging, fax, and e-mail messaging into one store that users can access from a telephone and a computer. Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging integrates Microsoft Exchange with telephony networks and brings the Unified Messaging features to the core of Exchange.
There are multiple methods that you can use to install the Unified Messaging server role on a computer that is running Exchange 2007. You can install the Unified Messaging server role on a single computer that has no other Exchange 2007 server roles installed or on a computer that is running another Exchange 2007 server role.
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After you install the Unified Messaging server role, you must perform other tasks before the Unified Messaging server can process incoming calls.
- Perform post-installation tasks. For more information about the
post-installation deployment tasks, see Post-Installation
- Manage a Unified Messaging server. For more information about
how to manage a Unified Messaging server, see Managing a Unified
Although the operational status of the Unified Messaging server is set to enabled after installation, the Unified Messaging server maintains a logical status parameter that is used to control the operational status of the Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging server. The logical status parameter lets you stop call processing so that you can take the Unified Messaging server offline in a controlled way.
You can control the operational status of the Unified Messaging server by using the enable and disable commands in the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell. There are three status modes for Unified Messaging servers:
- Enabled - Process all incoming calls.
- Disable immediately - Do not accept any new calls and
drop all existing calls.
- Disable after completing calls- Do not accept any new
calls but process all existing calls.