Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server
2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-17
As a best practice, perform the following tasks and procedures weekly:
- Archive Event Logs If event logs are
not configured to overwrite events as required, they must be
regularly archived and deleted. This action is especially important
for security logs, which may be required when investigating
attempted security breaches.
- Check for Security Updates Identify any
new service packs, hotfixes, or updates. If appropriate, test these
in a test lab and use the change control procedures to arrange for
deployment to the production servers.
- Review SLA Performance Figures Check
the key performance data for the previous week. Review performance
against the requirements of the service level agreement (SLA).
Identify trends and items that have not met their targets.
- Check Public Folder Replication Check
that public folder replication is up-to-date. If replication is
failing, users might not be able to access data, or they may be
accessing data from remote sites, resulting in gradually increasing
- Archive Data Archive data to CD, DVD,
tape, or similar media. After a user has left the organization,
depending on your organization’s policy, you may have to leave the
mailbox online for a period of time and then archive it to maintain
a reasonable Exchange store size while still allowing recovery of
that user's data if it is needed in the future.
- Environmental Tests Check periodically
and maintain air conditioning, temperature and humidity monitors,
and physical security measures.
For More Information
To help organize your performance of weekly tasks, see Weekly Operations Checklist.