Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-05

If you are deploying a standard Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 organization, you can use this topic to guide you through the planning and deployment information you will need to deploy Exchange. This topic includes links to the relevant information for a typical standard Exchange organization.

For information about deploying a simple Exchange organization, see Deploying a Simple Exchange Organization.

For information about deploying a large Exchange organization, see Deploying a Large Exchange Organization.

For information about deploying a complex Exchange organization, see Deploying a Complex Exchange Organization.

Of the four defined organizational models for Exchange 2007, the standard Exchange organization represents the most common topology into which Exchange 2007 is deployed. As messaging service needs grow beyond the resource limits of a single computer, separation of Exchange 2007 services onto multiple computers becomes the next topological division: the standard Exchange organization. The standard Exchange organization builds upon the simple Exchange organization by deploying multiple computers running Exchange.

For more information about the simple Exchange organization, see Planning for a Simple Exchange Organization.

Unlike the simple Exchange organization, in which all Exchange server roles and services (except for the Edge Transport server role) are installed on a single computer, the distinguishing characteristic of the standard Exchange organization is that Exchange services are installed on multiple computers. In this topology, Exchange Server is not installed on a directory server, and it may be installed on multiple member servers. In this case, adequate directory service resources must be available to meet the needs of the messaging system. Other distinguishing characteristics of the standard Exchange organization include:

For a detailed description of the standard Exchange organization, see Planning for a Standard Exchange Organization.

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After planning your Exchange organization, you are ready to deploy. There are three phases of deployment: preparation, installation, and post-installation. The following topics will guide you through the preparation phase:

The following topics will guide you through the installation phase:

The following topics will guide you through the post-installation phase: