Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2006-09-25

After you complete a new installation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 or after you add an additional Exchange 2007 server role to an existing Exchange 2007 server, you should complete the post-installation tasks. The post-installation tasks will help you verify the installation and configure the components that you have just installed.

The topics in this section provide information about these post-installation tasks. Because each server role offers several features that you can configure for your organization, make sure that you complete the post-installation tasks for each server role that you install on a computer.

Tasks to Complete on All Server Roles

For all server roles, we recommend that you verify the installation immediately after you install Exchange 2007. If you install the Hub Transport or Edge Transport server roles, you should also verify the agent configuration. For more information, see the following topics:

For all server roles, we also recommend that you use the Security Configuration wizard to reduce the susceptibility of Microsoft Windows environments to exploitation of security vulnerabilities. For more information, see Using the Security Configuration Wizard to Secure Windows for Exchange Server Roles.

Exchange Management Console Post-Installation Tasks

When you select the Microsoft Exchange node in the Exchange Management Console, the result pane displays two tabs: Finalize Deployment and End-to-End Scenario. The tasks on the Finalize Deployment tab are required to complete the deployment of your Exchange 2007 organization. The tasks apply to features that are enabled by default but require additional configuration. The tasks on the End-to-End Scenario tab are optional for configuring features.

For more information about the tasks on these two tabs, see the following topics:

Additional Post-Installation Tasks

In addition to the tasks required to finalize your deployment and the tasks to configure end-to-end scenarios, we recommend some additional tasks that you may need to complete, depending on the features of Exchange 2007 that you plan to use in your organization. Review the tasks for each server role that you have deployed and determine which tasks you need to complete. For more information, see Additional Post-Installation Tasks.