Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2006-09-08

You can manage the configuration settings for the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging (UM) objects by using the Exchange Management Shell or the Exchange Management Console. This topic discusses the management of the Unified Messaging objects that must be created to support the features found in Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging.

Managing UM

The Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell are two administrative interfaces that can be used to manage all of the Unified Messaging objects that are found in the Active Directory directory service.

In the past, when using some third-party unified messaging solutions, there was no single point of administration for both voice mail and e-mail. Administrators would have to make configuration changes for e-mail in one interface and configuration settings for voice mail in another interface. For example, if they wanted to configure a mail-enabled user for Microsoft Exchange and a unified messaging user, they would have to make those configuration changes using two separate interfaces. Some third-party unified messaging solutions required them to maintain and manage multiple Active Directory domains or Exchange databases.

Using the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell in Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging, you can manage all e-mail, voice mail, and fax messages.

UM Active Directory Objects

Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging requires that several Active Directory directory service objects be created and then configured for Unified Messaging to function properly. After the UM objects are created, you can manage them by using the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell.

For more information about using the Exchange Management Console to manage Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging Active Directory objects, see the following topics:

The configuration settings for the UM Active Directory objects are contained within the configuration partition of Active Directory.

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