Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-29

Information Technology (IT) operations refers to the day-to-day management of an IT infrastructure. An IT operation incorporates all the work required to keep a system running smoothly. This process typically includes the introduction and control of small changes to the system, such as mailbox moves and hardware upgrades, but it does not affect the overall system design. Within a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 organization, the procedures, roles, and responsibilities that are involved in operations should be formalized. You can use the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) to help you model your organization's formalization efforts.

Implementing Exchange Server 2007 operations procedures according to the MOF processes requires:

This topic area details the operational processes, tasks, and tools that are required to maintain an Exchange 2007 environment. It explains how the management of Exchange 2007 fits in with the overall MOF model. It will help you design your operational management environment and give you the means to implement processes and procedures to keep your environment running smoothly.

For more information, see the following topics: