Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP1
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-30
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) introduces the following new features for the Mailbox server role:
- Public folder management improvements, including the new Public
Folder Management Console
- New public folder features
- Mailbox management improvements
- Ability to import and export mailbox data to .pst files
- Changes to messaging records management (MRM)
- New performance counters for online database
Public Folder Enhancements
Exchange 2007 SP1 introduces several new features for public folders, including the ability to create and maintain public folders by using the Exchange Management Console:
- Public Folder Management Console The
Public Folder Management Console is a Microsoft Management Console
(MMC) 3.0-based interface that provides administrators with a
graphical user interface (GUI) for creating, configuring, and
managing public folders. The Public Folder Management Console is
located in the Toolbox. For more information about the Public
Folder Management Console, see Using the Public Folder
- Public folder referrals You can create
and maintain public folder referrals in the Exchange Management
Console. The Public Folders Referral tab is located in the
Public Folder Database Properties dialog box. For more
information about how to create a public folder referral, see
How to Configure
Public Folder Referrals.
- Public Folder Administrator
permissions Exchange 2007 SP1 introduces
a new administrator role called Exchange Public Folder
Administrator. You can use this role to grant public folder
administrative permissions to a user or group. For more
information, see the following topics:
- Mail-enabled public folders included when reviewing address
lists, e-mail address policies, and group
memberships When previewing the recipients
that are members of an address list, e-mail address policy, dynamic
distribution group, and distribution group, you can now see the
mail-enabled public folders that are included in the membership
criteria. For more information, see the following topics:
Mailbox Management Enhancements
Exchange 2007 SP1 introduces the following improvements to mailbox management within the Exchange Management Console:
- Bulk mailbox creation for existing user
accounts In the New Mailbox wizard, you can
now select multiple user accounts when creating mailboxes for
existing user accounts.
- Manage Full Access Permission
wizard This new wizard in the Exchange
Management Console allows you to grant or remove Full Access
permissions for a mailbox.
- Manage Send As Permission wizard This
new wizard in the Exchange Management Console allows you to grant
or remove Send As permissions for a mailbox.
For more information about mailbox management, see Managing User Mailboxes.
Exchange 2007 SP1 introduces the following improvements to managing mailbox data:
- Export mailbox data directly to a .pst
file You can now use the Export-Mailbox
Exchange Management Shell cmdlet to export mailbox data directly to
a .pst file.
- Import mailbox data from a .pst
file You can use the new Import-Mailbox
Exchange Management Shell cmdlet to import mailbox data from a .pst
file to a mailbox.
For more information about importing and exporting mailbox data, see the following topics:
Messaging Records Management
In Exchange 2007 SP1, you can apply MRM to managed default folders on an Exchange server that has an Exchange Standard client access license (CAL). (Managed default folders are folders that, by default, appear in a user's Microsoft Office Outlook mailbox, such as the Inbox.) This maintains parity with the Mailbox Manager functionality of Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003. You can create as many managed default folders as you want in Exchange 2007 SP1.
Managed custom folders are a premium feature of MRM, and each mailbox that has managed custom folders requires an Exchange Server Enterprise CAL.
For more information, see Understanding Messaging Records Management.
Exchange 2007 SP1 also introduces a new parameter for the Set-Mailbox cmdlet called RemoveManagedFolderAndPolicy. This parameter performs the following tasks:
- Removes any MRM policies from a mailbox.
- Removes MRM properties from any managed folders that were
created as part of the MRM policy that was applied to the
- Removes any empty managed folders and converts any managed
folders that contain items to standard folders.
Enhanced Monitoring of Online Defragmentation
Exchange 2007 SP1 introduces the following improvements to help you monitor online defragmentation:
- Extended information for Event 703 allows you to more easily
monitor online defragmentation pass completions.
- Two extended Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) performance
counters for monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of online
defragmentation have been added for use with Performance Monitor
(called Reliability and Performance Monitor in
Windows Server 2008).
For detailed information about monitoring online defragmentation, see How to Monitor Online Defragmentation.